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July 2016

Durham, NC 7/31/16

Sundog Same sundog, different perspective Male Common Whitetail Least Skipper Male Blue Dasher

Durham, NC 7/29/16

Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea) Ocola Skipper Little Glassywing Northern Cricket Frog Male Citrine Forktail


Little Glassywing? Gray Catbird Fly with strange abdomen Female Sachem Planes very close together


Green Treefrog Male Fiery Skipper      

Durham, NC 7/28/16

Blue Dasher        

Durham, NC 7/26/16

Male Blue Dasher Common Buckeye      

Durham, NC 7/24/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Male and female Eastern Bluebird Common Grackle, maybe Silver-spotted Skipper on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) Ocola Skipper on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)


Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Halloween Pennant Same Halloween Pennant Same Halloween Pennant  

Durham, NC 7/21/16

Bowl-and-Doily Spider Same Bowl-and-Doily Spider Long-legged fly Planthopper Wolf spider with newborns

Durham, NC 7/20/16

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Pickerelweed Same Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Pickerelweed Silver-spotted Skipper Teneral Blue Dasher Damselfly


Dog-day cicada Lynx spider Water striders    

Durham, NC 7/19/16

Leafhopper (Osbornellus genus)      

Durham, NC 7/18/16

True Katydid Wreckage from our last flooding rain Eastern Mud Turtle    


A bat, seen at 8:42 pm Another bat      

Durham, NC 7/17/16

Common Green Darner Same Common Green Darner with its abdomen in the water Male Eastern Amberwing Familiar Bluet Same Familiar Bluet


Male Fiery Skipper on Pickerelweed Male Great Blue Skimmer Another male Great Blue Skimmer, on grass far away Green June Beetle Minnow


Predaceous diving beetle (swimming very fast), Copelatus genus Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Fiery Skipper on Pickerelweed    

Durham, NC 7/15/16

Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta) Red-headed Bush Cricket Same Red-headed Bush Cricket Large Milkweed Bug Ichneumon wasp


Beetle Yellow-collared Scape Moth Six-spotted Fishing Spider May Beetle Teneral Eastern Pondhawk


Cobweb spider Same cobweb spider Cricket Funnel web spider  

Durham, NC 7/13/16

Green lacewing larva. Image somewhat damaged by a rogue feature in Photoshop CC: the extra JPEG options/Image Quality step. The default value somewhat switched to the smallest possible, reducing what should have been a 500 KB to an 80 KB one, resulting in a horribly pixelated image, which I overlooked because I got in the habit of just hitting "save" twice. I spent about 2 hours restoring it using the Smudge Tool. Frog in a drainage conduit at 10:56 am, and it was very hot. Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris) Zabulon Skipper    

Durham, NC 7/11/16

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Teneral male Common Whitetail Joe Pye Weed Pachygronthid bug Thread-waisted wasp on Water Hemlock

Boone, Watauga County, NC 7/9/16

Killdeer in a puddle This killdeer kept coming closer ...and closer ...and still closer and gave me a nice lateral view.


Male Northern Cardinal Song Sparrow in a Norwegian spruce American Robin after a good deal of preening Male American Goldfinch Mourning Dove


Red-winged Blackbird Same Red-winged Blackbird Common Starling Cabbage White Another Cabbage White

Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC 7/7/16

Bee (Megachile sculpturalis) Cuckoo wasp Dogbane Beetle Dragonfly nymph Flower fly


Ichneumon wasp Large Milkweed Beetle Female Sachem Spreadwing (Lestes genus) Sweat Bee on Purple Coneflower

Boone, NC 7/8/16


Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC 7/8/16

Assassin Bug (Rhiginia cruciata) Hangingfly (Hylobittacus apicalis) Bug Beetle Crane fly


Moth Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum genus)      


Lily family Mushroom Rhododendron Scorpion fly Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)

Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC 7/8/16

Red Milkweed Beetle Dark-eyed Junco British Soldiers Bee Tiny beetle on Queen Anne's Lace


Clouded Sulphur Northern Crescent Same Northern Crescent Fritillary Mystery bird

Boone, Watauga County, NC 7/7/16

Song Sparrow Stonefly Red-winged Blackbird singing Another Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird


Marsh flower St. John's Wort Chicory Carpenter bee on Horsenettle Red Milkweed Beetle


Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Flower fly Flower fly Oriental Beetle (Exomala orientalis) Boone Gardens


Killdeer Male American Goldfinch      

Boone, Watauga County, NC 7/6/16

Green Lacewing Blowfly Fly (Genus Zodion, Myopinae subfamily) on Oxeye Daisy petal. Genus ID thanks to Bob Biagi. Subfamily ID thanks to Vassily Belov. Tiny beetle Woolly aphid


Ladybug beetle (Cycloneda munda) Oriental Beetle (Exomala orientalis) Plume moth American Robin Oriental Beetle (Exomala orientalis)


Snout moth Springtail Wasp Tractor remains Barn


Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Flower fly      

Durham, NC 7/5/16

Swamp Milkweed Beetle Longhorn beetle exuvia Flatid planthopper Flower longhorn beetle Male Micrathena orb weaver


Beetle larva Green lacewing larva Same green lacewing larva Large Milkweed Bug Red-headed Bush Cricket


Cocoon Seedbox flower      

Durham, NC 7/4/16

Chipping Sparrow with insect prey Silver-spotted Skipper      

Durham, NC 7/2/16

Northern Cricket Frog Another (bigger) Northern Cricket Frog (on my shoe, a Croc) Mallard family among Water Primroses Sleeping wasp Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Purple Coneflower


Male Common Green Darner        

Durham, NC 7/1/16

Bullfrog Northern Cricket Frog Same Northern Cricket Frog Slaty Skimmer on Pickerelweed  

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