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August 2017

Durham, NC  8/30/17

Fledgling male Eastern Bluebird Same bird Male Fiery Skipper Female Fiery Skipper Flesh fly


Flower fly Same flower fly Female Great Blue Skimmer Leaffooted bug  


Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog Nursery web spider Pearl Crescent Seedbox flower (Ludwigia alternifolia)


Silver-spotted Skipper Snout moth Tachinid fly Virgin's Bower  


Argiope aurantia Blue Dasher Brown Thrasher Dogday cicada Female Eastern Amberwing

Durham, NC  8/28/17

Female Eastern Amberwing        

Durham, NC  8/23/17

Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Thread-waisted wasp on Common Boneset      

Durham, NC  8/21/17 (Solar Eclipse, peaking at 2:43 pm, at 93% totality)

Crescent suns on the road Same view, a little different Crescent suns on a doorstep Crescent suns on a flagstone Crescent suns on another flagstone


Crescent suns on leaves Same view, a little different Crescent suns on road Artistic treatment of crescent suns  


Partial eclipse, 2:13 pm EDT Karl D. Gottschalk's photo of crescent suns      

Durham, NC  8/20/17

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Little fruit fly? Planthopper Rice Stink Bug Two-lined Froghopper

Durham, NC  8/18/17

Snapping Turtle, which apparently came up the hill into our yard and then went across the street to a cul-de-sac island. Same Snapping Turtle      

Durham, NC  8/16/17

Planthopper parasite moth caterpillar (Fulgoraecia exigua)        

Durham, NC  8/15/17

Twenty-spotted Ladybug Beetle larva Weevil (Lixus genus) Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Snowberry Clearwing Moth Hummingbird Clearwing Moth


Rain backlit by the sun Backlit rain closer Long-jawed orb weaver spinning a web among Water Primroses at the local pond Wasp Female Zabulon Skipper


Female Zabulon Skipper Male Zabulon Skipper      

Durham, NC  8/14/17

Leaffooted bug nymph (late instar) Red-headed Bush Cricket Snout moth Female Zabulon Skipper  


Male Zabulon Skipper on ironweed Female Zabulon Skipper      

Durham, NC  8/11/17

Katydid Leafhopper Nursery web spider    

North Carolina Museum of Art grounds, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird      

Downtown Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

Female House Sparrow Female/fledgling House Sparrows Sculpture Silver-spotted Skipper  

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

Cloudless Sulphur Eastern Wood-Pewee Flycatcher Female Eastern Towhee Fledgling


Indigo Bunting Passionflower Pipevine Butterfly Female House Finch Hopper


Female Red-winged Blackbird Variegated Fritillary Yellow Bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza) A saddlebags Same saddlebags


Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Soldier fly (Sargus fasciatus).  ID thanks to Norm Woodley.      

Durham, NC  8/7/17

Red-spotted Purple Rose Silver-spotted Skipper Wolf spider Female Zabulon Skipper


Blue Dasher Clouded Skipper Least Skipper    

Durham, NC  8/5/17

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on my butterfly bush Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Pickerelweed at the local pond Same Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Monarch on my butterfly bush Same Monarch


Same Monarch Male Eastern Pondhawk Slaty Skimmer Squash plant Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Green Treefrog Cardinal Flower Teneral Blue Dasher    

Durham, NC  8/3/17

False Dandelion Leafcutter bee on goldenrod Stink bug Mystery wildflower Male Zabulon Skipper

Durham, NC 8/2/17

Planthopper (Rhyncomitra microrhina) Prominent moth caterpillar (Furcula genus, Cerurinae subfamily) Red-headed Bush Cricket Another Red-headed Bush Cricket  


Long-legged fly Female Zabulon Skipper Appalachian Brown Carolina Dayflower Cricket


Ichneumon wasp Spicebush Swallowtail on Pickerelweed      


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