I posted this on the Insects forum and here in case one has more traffic than the other!! Thanks.
The first looks like a bee of some sort....sorry, don't know
what it is.
Have you checked the website, "whats that bug" ?
You may be able to identify it there.
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Here is a link that might be useful: What's That Bug
We've been seeing these moths around our flowers that look like a jet fighter plane. They have wings horizontal and vertical.
Can someone please identify it?
First is a bee, but not the common honey bee.
Second is a longhorn beetle which eats pollen as a protein source. But not to worry because it won't damage your garden. It will look for a dying or recently dead tree.
Your critter is called a skipper.