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August 2022

Durham, NC  8/9/22

Caterpillar Chipping Sparrow with caterpillar prey Same Chipping Sparrow Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) flowers  

Fork-tailed Katydid (Scudderia furcata) nymph Female Great Blue Skimmer Jumping spider Red-shouldered Hawk St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides)

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail      

Durham, NC  8/8/22

Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Red-headed Bush Cricket Male Slaty Skimmer  

Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila pictipennis) Weevil      

Durham, NC  8/7/22

Eastern Amberwing Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Carolina Wren Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula)

Female Ebony Jewelwing Green Heron Another Green Heron Ironweed (Vernonia genus) flower Joe Pye weed?

Large Milkweed Bugs Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Leech mouth Same leech, in motion  

Same leech Same leech      

Mural by Rodley Orb weaver web Sneezeweed Velvet Mite  

Durham, NC  8/5/22

Ambush bug nymph Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower and fruit (with a tiny fly) Lady's Thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

Leafhopper (Scaphytopius latus) Leaf-roller Moth (Olethreutes sericorana) Red-headed Flea Beetle (Systena frontalis) Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)  

Spined Soldier Bug Clavate Tortoise Beetle      

Durham, NC  8/3/22

Blue Dasher Goldenrod Joe Pye Weed Leafhopper (Jikradia olitoria) nymph Same eafhopper (Jikradia olitoria) nymph

Pearl Crescent Same Pearl Crescent Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)      

Durham, NC  8/2/22

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Bug exuvia Male Northern Cardinal Cooper's Hawk Crane fly

Downy Trailing Lespedeza (Lespedeza procumbens) Juvie female Eastern Bluebird Another juvie female Eastern Bluebird Gardenia, an escaped cultivated plant  

Geometric moth Goldenrod Green Lynx Spider Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus)  

American Hophornbeam (Ostrya viriginiana) female catkin American Hophornbeam (Ostrya viriginiana) female catkin from a neighboring tree Flea beetle (Ophraella sexvittata) Mild Waterpepper (Persicaria hydropiperoides) Large mushroom, with dew drops

Upside down mushroom Little mushrooms Bigger mushrooms Peanut (Arachis genus) flower in mowed grass next to walking trail.  Tentative ID. Rose-of-Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) flower Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) seedhead Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) seedhead Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula)


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