Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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February 2021

Durham, NC  2/28/21

Male Northern Cardinal preening Common Chickweed Hairy Bittercress Pine Siskins bathing in a puddle Song Sparrow

       
Same Song Sparrow        

Durham, NC  2/27/21

 
Carolina Wren Diamond-backed Froghopper Hairy Bittercress Pennsylvania Bittercress  

Durham, NC  2/26/21

Brown Creeper Same Brown Creeper Globular springtails Same group of springtails Another group of globular springtails

 
Seven globular springtails, some frog eggs, and vegetation A globular springtail Elongate springtail (Isotoma arctica) Grass with pink flowers  

Durham, NC  2/25/21

Ant (Pseudomyrmex ejectus) Bee Singing female Eastern Bluebird Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Same jumping spider

   
Long-jawed orb weaver Marsh fly Wolf spider    

Durham, NC  2/24/21

Male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren

Chipping Sparrow Clamshells, near Third Fork Creek Male Eastern Bluebird Same male Eastern Bluebid Red-shouldered Hawk

Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Northern Mockingbird Northern Flicker Red-winged Blackbird Running crab spider

 
Me, on bridge over the Third Fork Creek Tachinid fly Square-headed wasp (Rhopalum genus), in the Crabronidae family.  ID thanks to Bob Biagi. Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica)  

Durham, NC  2/23/21

Female Eastern Bluebird Same Female Eastern Bluebird Same Female Eastern Bluebird Same Female Eastern Bluebird Jumping spider

Jumping spider Midge Persian Speedwells Purple Dead-nettle Male Red Maple flowers

Tubetail thrip (Megalothrips bonanni), showing beak Another Tubetail thrip (Megalothrips bonanni).  ID thanks to Manfred R. Ulitzka. White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch

   
Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Eastern Phoebe    

Durham, NC  2/22/21

     
Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk      

Durham, NC  2/21/21

Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet

     
Gall wasp, looks very much like Andricus splendens.  But little information exists on the appearance of gall wasps of any species, since pictures of galls dominate its coverage. Same gall wasp      

Durham, NC  2/20/21

     
Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird      

Durham, NC  2/19/21

Female Eastern Bluebird Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis).  An introduced plant. Long-jawed orb weaver Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Same woodpecker

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) buds Red-shouldered Hawks mating Red-shouldered Hawks after mating Same Red-shouldered Hawks after mating Running crab spider

   
Wasp Same wasp Same wasp    

Durham, NC  2/17/21

 
Ant (Pseudomyrmex ejectus), Durham, NC, 2/17/21. Genus ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Species ID thanks to Steven Wang. Tachinid fly Arabesque orb weaver Seed bug nymph (Kleidocerys genus).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth.  

Durham, NC  2/16/21

Male Northern Cardinal Female Northern Cardinal Common Chickweed Male Eastern Bluebird Female House Finch

Pachygronthid bug Song Sparrow Wolf spider? Cobweb spider? Tufted Titmouse

White-throated Sparrow Assassin bug Brown-headed Nuthatch Same Brown-headed Nuthatch Same Brown-headed Nuthatch

Durham, NC  2/15/21

       
Squirrel damage        

Durham, NC  2/11/21

   
Ant Aphid Ironweed seedhead    

Durham, NC  2/9/21

Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Running crab spider Song Sparrow

Spider wasp Common Chickweed Downy Woodpecker Male Eastern Bluebird American Goldfinch

Hairy Bittercress Hairy Bittercress Jumping plant louse Same jumping plant louse Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata)

       
Osprey aircraft        

Durham, NC  2/8/21

Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Female Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird Flower fly American Goldfinch Arabesque Orb Weaver Song Sparrow

 
Same Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow Cobweb spider? Parasitoid wasp  

Durham, NC  2/7/21

Male Eastern Bluebird Jumping spider Same jumping spider Crane fly larva.  Tentative ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Same crane fly larva

       
Red-bellied Woodpecker        

Durham, NC  2/6/21

Cedar Waxwing Common Chickweed Henbit Jumping spider Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea)

     
Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Male Red Maple flowers      

Durham, NC  2/5/21

   
Beetle with clavate antennae Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Mystery spider    

Durham, NC  2/4/21

Female Northern Cardinal Female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird Another female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird

 
Male Eastern Towhee Same male Eastern Towhee Ruby-crowned Kinglet with "crown" showing Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet  

Durham, NC  2/3/21

 
Orb weaver (Araniella displicata) Same orb weaver (Araniella displicata) Purple Dead-nettle Orb weaver  

Durham, NC  2/2/21

Bug Hairy Bittercress Periwinkle Song Sparrow White-throated Sparrow

       
Sparrows        

Durham, NC  2/1/21

   
Hairy White Oldfield Aster Northern Mockingbird Northern Mockingbird    

 

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