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July 2017

Durham, NC  7/20/17

Acanaloniid planthopper (Acanalonia conica) Acanaloniid planthopper Bowl-and-doily Spider Handsome Meadow Katydid  


Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Mantis nymph Same mantis nymph Same mantis nymph Same mantis nymph


Orb weaver Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina) Same planthopper    

Durham, NC  7/19/17

Little Glassywing Male Zabulon Skipper Same male Zabulon Skipper Same male Zabulon Skipper  

Durham, NC  7/18/18 (night)

Tulip Tree Beauty (Epimecia hortaria) Beetle Lacewing egg Sphinx moth  

Durham, NC  7/16/17

Zebra Swallowtail Same Zebra Swallowtail      

Durham, NC  7/12/17 (night)

Beautiful Wood Nymph        


Durham, NC  7/11/17 (all seen at night)

Cixiid planthopper (Melanoliarus genus) Fungus gnat Snout moth    

Durham, NC  7/10/17

Flatid planthopper nymph Grasshopper Ladybug beetle (Cycloneda munda) Leafhopper nymph molting Eastern Grass Tubeworm Moth  (Acrolophus plumifrontella)

Durham, NC  7/9/17

Robber fly Amphibian eggs Cardinal Flower    

Durham, NC  7/6/17

Treehopper (Entylia carinata) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona) Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph  


Red Admiral Nursery Web Spider Leafhopper Flatid planthopper nymph Hawk feather?


Elongate springtails Elongate springtails examining frass Elongate springtail Another elongate springtail Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis).  ID thanks to Astrobirder.

Durham, NC  7/5/17

Arrow-shaped Micrathena (Micrathena sagittata) Probably a Pachygronthid bug nymph Adult Pachygronthid bug Two-lined Froghopper Cobweb spider (Euryopis genus)


Inchworms hanging from a Joe Pye Weed leaf Joe Pye Weed flower buds Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Leafhopper nymph (Scaphoideus genus). ID suggested by John S. Ascher, based on post by Kyle Kittelberger.


Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Flatid planthopper Green lacewing larva  

Durham, NC  7/4/17

Appalachian Brown Fledgling Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren, with spider prey Same wren, same prey Carolina Wren: note blue spot, apparently from molting

Durham, NC  7/3/17

Grasshopper nymph Grass flowers Coreid (leaffooted bug) egg, found by itself.  Medium brown is normal color for live egg.  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. A molting crow Same molting crow.

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