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Archived-by-Date Pages

January 2020

Durham, NC 1/15/20

Green lacewing larva carrying "trash" Male Red Maple flowers and buds Fly (fungus gnat?) Globular springtail Same globular springtail

Same globular springtail        

Durham, NC 1/14/20

Horsehair worm Another view of horsehair worm Rescued horsehair worm Seed bug Weevil

Same weevil White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch

American Tobacco Trail (miles 0-2), Durham, NC 11/12/20

Blue Jay Another Blue Jay Common Chickweed Part of Duke University's Free Expression Wall Persian Speedwell

Persian Speedwells Red-shouldered Hawk American Robin Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow

Upland Chorus Frog, with apparent leg injury, rescued from trail. Same Upland Chorus Frog Same Upland Chorus Frog    

Durham, NC 1/11/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle grooming? Tiny beetle Caterpillar Common Yellow Wood-sorrel Dwarf spider


Mycelium Jumping spider (Henzia mitrata)      

Durham, NC 1/10/20

White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Jumping spider Gall midge Same gall midge

Flower fly Flower fly Dusky ladybug beetle    

Durham, NC 1/9/20

Female Eastern Bluebird Gall midge American Goldfinch Eastern Phoebe Deserted wasp nest

Durham, NC 1/8/20

Green lacewing larva Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Another jumping spider Running crab spider Wolf spider

Aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Red Maple buds    

Durham, NC 1/6/20

Common Chickweed Male Red-bellied Woodpecker      

Durham, NC 1/4/20

Heptagonal Orb Weaver (Gea heptagon) Same Heptagonal Orb Weaver Horsehair worm (Nematomorpha phylum) Same horsehair worm  

Tube-tailed thrip (Phlaeothripidae family). Family ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Leafhopper Tiny mystery spider Another tiny mystery spider

Antmimic spider Chinch bug Small male spider Elongate springtail Another ghost spider


Ghost spider Globular springtail Another globular springtail    

Durham, NC 1/1/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle, with wings protruding Another Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Black Vultures Possibly a woolly aphid Caterpillar


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