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Common Invertebrates with Fancy Patterns
|Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia), 7/26/04, Durham. These medium-sized butterflies are abundant on the NC coast most of the year and in the Piedmont in the summer.||Female Pearl Crescent, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/24/06. These small butterflies are abundant throughout the summer in Piedmont NC.||Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Butterfly Bush. Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/30/10||American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), Durham, NC, 8/20/10||Great Spangled Fritillary, Eno River State Park (near Bobbitt's Hole), Orange County, NC, 8/27/10||Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia), Duke Gardens, Durham, 7/24/05.||Female Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Durham, NC, 9/12/05. Dorsal view.|
|Green Stink Bug (Acrosternum hilare) nymph, appeared on San Antonio River bank. San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, 5/28/10. It was relatively large, probably a late instar. ID: Forestry Images image # 1242008||Oak Timberworm Beetle (Arrhenodes minutus), a type of straight-snouted weevil. It was about 18 mm long and brown in regular light (photo taken at night).||Picture-winged fly (Callopistromyia annulipes), Blue Ridge Parkway, Rough Ridge parking lot (near Mile Post 302).||Marsh fly (Dictya genus), Durham, NC, 7/13/07||Marsh Fly (Euthycera arctuata), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/10|
|Yellow-and-black Garden Spider. Close-up of well-fed Argiope. Doesn't look as much like just another Harnett County, NC (8/10/04) spider as it does something out of mythology.||Orchard Spider, Audubon Swamp Garden, Charleston County, SC, 10/11/07.||Orchard Spider, Durham, NC, 5/27/09||Peppered Jumper (Pelegrina galathea), Durham, NC, 5/8/08||Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider (Micrathena sagittata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/12/08||Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver, Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06||Star-bellied spider, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06: ventral view on left, dorsal on right.|
|Leafhopper (probably Osbornellus genus), Durham, NC, 8/10/08||Leafhopper (Osbornellus borealis), Durham, NC, 6/13/09. Photo taken at night.||Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona), Durham, NC, 7/6/07. A relatively large leafhopper.||Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis), West Point on the Eno, Durham, NC, 7/3/07. ID thanks to Andy Hamilton.||Leafhopper (Ponana punticollis, Gyponinae subfamily), about 10 mm long. Photo taken at night in Durham, NC, on 8/17/10.||Fulgorid Planthopper (Alphina glauca), about 15 mm long. Durham, NC, 7/15/10. Photo taken at night. Its wings look like wire mesh close up.|
|Ichneumonid Wasp (Cratichneumon variegatus), Durham, NC 9/16/06. Taken at night. ID thanks to Bob Carlson.||Possibly a European Hornet (Vespa crabro), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/10/06|
|Wavy-lined Emerald Moth (Synchlora aerata) caterpillar, Asheboro, NC, 8/18/07. These caterpillars camouflage themselves by attaching plant debris to their bodies.||Moth (Paectes abrostoloidea, subfamily Euteliinae), Durham, NC, 7/5/07||Harris' Three Spot (Harrisimemna trisignata), an owlet moth, i.e., Harrisimemna trisignata. ID by Lori Gilbert Owenby and Maury J. Heiman, independently.||False Underwing (Allotria elonympha), NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC, 7/8/05. ID thanks to J.D. Roberts. Although ITIS doesn't recognize this taxon, Bob Patterson's page at the Mississippi State University Moth Photographer's Group does.||Mating Hag moths (Phobetron pithecium) Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 7/15/07. This picture was taken at 9:45 am. ID thanks to John T. Lill.||Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea), Indian Creek Wildlife Observation Trail, Chatham County, NC, 10/2/05|
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