Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus).
Tiphiid Wasp (Tiphiidae) on Canada Goldenrod.
Stizoides renicinctus. (I couldn’t find a common name in English.)
Clear-WingMoth(Hemaris diffinis) on a Teasel.
Eusapyga verticalis Wasp on Snow on the Mountain spurge. (It’s easy to think all wasps are Yellow Jackets until you start investigating and discover just how many there are.)
Below is the Cicada Hawk Wasp (Sphecius speciosus). The female stings and paralyzes cicadas and drags them to her burrow where she lays eggs in their still living bodies for the larva to eat when they hatch. The wasp below, photographed in Pioneer Park, settled on my leg for its portrait. Either I am so brave or I know that the males, and this is one, do not have stingers.
BumbleBee on a Heath Aster.
Unidentified Bee on a Heath Aster. It may even be a wasp.