This was a gianormous bee I saw in my Guacamole hosta flowers todays. I thought it was two bees, and then realized it was only one bee. It had to be(e) at least 2 inches long.
At one point today I counted 6 monarchs on my meadow blazing star plants.I picked up an empty pot on my picnic table and found this cicada on it. I usually hear them all day long, accidentally dig them up when planting, and find their empty shells all over the yard. However it's unusual for me to see them in all their winged glory! Just read that many people around the world eat cicadas, yuck! They are also one of the only insects to cool themselves off by sweating.