Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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December 2017

Durham, NC  12/14/17

Tan-striped White-throated Sparrow White-striped White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow    

Durham, NC  12/13/17

Orb weaver (male Araneus miniatus)        

Durham, NC  12/12/17

Barklouse (Teliapsocus conterminus). ID thanks to Diane Young. Dwarf spider Globular springtail Moth fly Running crab spider


Tiny wasp (Eulophidae family; ID thanks to Ross Hill.  Tentative subfamily ID: Tetrastichinae; thanks to Chalcidbear.)        

Durham, NC  12/11/17

Female Eastern Bluebird Red-bellied Woodpecker Same Red-bellied Woodpecker Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona)  

McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX  12/3/17

Male House Sparrow        

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, TX  12/3/17

Altamira Oriole American Snout Black-crested Titmouse Same Black-crested Titmouse Same Black-crested Titmouse


Black Vulture Mystery butterfly Another mystery butterfly Male Northern Cardinal Cormorant


Empress Leilia Probably another Empress Leilia Female Golden-fronted Woodpecker Great Kiskadee Green Jay


Gulf Fritillary A resaca at the Kingfisher Lookout Plain Chacalaca Another Plain Chacalaca  


Plain Chacalaca White Peacock Wildflower like a Sensitive Briar    

Quinta Mazatlan, Hidalgo County, TX  12/2/17

Silver Argiope Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Eastern Fox Squirrel Great Kiskadee departing Great Kiskadee with stick insect


Great Kiskadee Great Kiskadee with stick insect Green Jay Northern Mockingbird Plain Chacalaca


Rabbit Skipper White-winged Dove    

McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX  12/2/17

Tropical Checkered Skipper Southern Dogface Kigelia africana tree at the Casa de Palmas    

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX  12/1/17

American Snout Anole Bee Black-crested Titmouse Bordered Patch


Tiny bug Common Mestra Golden-fronted Woodpecker Same Golden-fronted Woodpecker Green Jay


Great Kiskadee Same Great Kiskadee Female House Sparrow Flower fly in flight Inca Doves


Julia Robber fly Texas Crescent    



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