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July 2006

See also  April 2006 photosMay 2006 photos and June 2006 photos.

Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC   7/30-31/06

Halictid Bees (Agaspostemon splendens), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/31/06.

 

Boxelder Bug (Boisea frivatta), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/31/06 Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/31/06 Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/30/06 Veliid bug, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/31/06 Mystery planthopper, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/30/06

 

Mystery bee, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/30/06 Guinea Hen, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 7/31/06.  A domesticated breed, appeared in a backyard in Old Salem.

Durham, NC  7/27/06

Shining Leaf Beetle  (Neolema sexpunctata), Durham, 7/27/06 Mating Fragile Forktails, Durham, 7/27/06 Male Common Green Darner, Durham, 7/27/06, in flight Maybe mosquito larvae, Durham, 7/27/06

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  7/15/06

Horse Fly (Tabanus genus), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06.  This fly was missing most of its left wing and was buzzing around aimlessly on the ground at the time. Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06 This large wolf spider was carrying a bunch of spiderlings on her abdomen at Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06. Flower Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus velutinus, subfamily Lepturinae), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06 Flower Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus velutinus, subfamily Lepturinae), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06

 

Tulip Tree Beauty, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/06.  Camouflage was not so perfect here. Leafhopper exuvia.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, 7/15/06 American House Spider (Achaearanea tepidariorum) attacking a Marbled Orb Weaver, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, 7/15/06

Durham, NC   7/13-14/06

Female Halloween Pennant, Durham, 7/13/06 Young Gray Treefrog  Young adult Gray Treefrogs are green on top and lose the green as they get bigger. A nice, big jumping spider, Durham, NC, 7/13/06 Jumping spider (Hasarius adamsonii) Flatid Planthopper nymph (ventral view), Durham, 7/13/06

 

Rice Stink Bug, Durham, NC, 7/13/06.  Found in the same swamp. Scarab Beetle, Durham, 7/13/06 Leaffooted Bug nymph, 7/14/06.  Much smaller than adults: only about a half inch long.  I found this one in the street and moved it to a plant on my lawn.

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC   7/9/06

Delta Flower Beetle, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06 Mating Dogbane Beetles, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06 Robber Fly, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06 Issid Planthopper (Issidae family), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06.  Possibly molting. Emerald (Somatochlora genus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06.  ID thanks to Bryan Pfeiffer.

 

Silvery Checkerspot, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06 Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle A very faded False Crocus Geometer Moth, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/9/06

Indian Creek Wildlife Observation Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC   7/7/06

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon), Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06.  This snake froze in place near the eagle-viewing station. Bush Cricket nymph, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Horse Fly (Tabanus fulvulus), Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Stilt Bug, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Broad-headed Bug, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06

 

Banded Pennant (Celithemis fasciata), Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Long-legged Fly, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 This beautiful golden bee had me stumped!  Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Probably a Clay-colored Leaf Beetle, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Spiny Oakworm Moth  (Anisota genus), Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06

 

Mystery spider, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06 Crab spider (with prey), Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06.  This tiny spider looked at first like a Sinea genus assassin bug nymph. Star-bellied spider, Indian Creek Trail, a Jordan Lake Game Land, Chatham County, NC, 7/7/06: ventral view on left, dorsal on right.

Durham, NC, 7/7/06

Red-spotted Purple, Durham, 7/7/06

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06

Crane Fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC Yellow-jacket Hover Fly (Milesia virginiensis),  Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06.   Note the flat abdomen, a characteristic peculiar to syrphid flies. Brachonid wasp, Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06 Funnel web spider,  Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06

 

Orchard spider, Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06 Lightning bug beetle,  Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06 Stilt-legged fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06 Ladybug beetle larva
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