What the heck are these?
Google image search tells me they are hornets, then tells me that is a macro shot. Well the macro shot I will accept, but HORNET???? No way!
Who's got the answer?
I caught them on the fence yesterday, all huddled together, young and old, resting on some morning glory leaves and some milkweed pods. They don't seem to fly, at least they didn't when I got real close to them. Instead they walked off, or rather scurried off. Their shape reminds me of fireflies but they don't have the same coloring.
So what are they?