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July 2017

Durham, NC  7/31/17

Brown Thrasher Green Heron Same Green Heron Green Lynx Spider with wasp prey Green Treefrog

 

 
Another Green Treefrog Monarch Another Monarch Spicebush Swallowtail  

Greenville, Pitt County, NC  7/29/17

 
Pearl Crescent on small aster Clay-colored Beetle Same Clay-colored Beetle Seedhead of small aster  

Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC  7/28/17

   
Two-striped Forceptail (Aphylla williamsoni).  ID confirmed by William Edwards. Eastern Amberwing Creeping Eryngo (Eryngium prostratum)    

Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC  7/28/17

   
Variegated Fritillary on Firewheel Common Buckeye on Lantana Mystery skimmer    

Greenville, Pitt County, NC  7/28/17

Rice Stink Bug on crabgrass Small ladybug beetle larva (probably Scymnus genus) and an aphid exuvia, on crabgrass. Another (larger) ladybug beetlelarva (Scymnus genus?), with head showing Larger ladybug beetle larva (Scymnus genus?), lateral view Another ladybug beetle (Scymnus genus?) with four aphids, one of which the beetle is attacking.

 

     
Ladybug beetle larva, with aphids American Eagle coming from the airport      

South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, Pitt County, NC  7/28/17

Brown Thrasher, which had run toward us! Another Brown Thrasher, more cautious Clouded Skipper Same Clouded Skipper Mated dog-day cicadas

 

Conopid fly (Physocephala genus) on False Garlic.  ID confirmed by Vassily Belov. Morning glory Paraguayan Purslane Pea plants in grass Small raptor

 

 
Robber fly Maybe a very worn Fiery Skipper Sleepy Orange visiting a small morning glory Another Sleepy Orange, with a different wing pattern  

Goose Creek State Park, Beaufort County, NC  7/27/17

Azalea maybe Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, finishing with prey Same Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, with prey Duckweed and Water Fern (Azolla caroliniana) Largid bug

 

Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog View of marsh Male Needham's Skimmer Another male Needham's Skimmer

 

Female Eastern Pondhawk Palmetto Male Eastern Pondhawk Needham's Skimmer? Swamp view

River Park North, Greenville, NC  7/27/17

Male Eastern Amberwing Same Eastern Amberwing Asian Dayflower Field Cricket Great Blue Heron

 

 
Leather flower Rose Mallow Paraguayan Purslane Planthopper parasite moth  

 

     
Water striders Whirligig beetles      

Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC  7/26/17

Sleepy Orange on Scarlet Basil Same Sleepy Orange with Stilt Bug Wasp (Campsomeris genus) Female Widow Skimmer Same female Widow Skimmer

 

Bee fly (Chrysanthrax cypris) Bee Another bee Female Whitetail Male House Sparrow

Washington, Beaufort County, NC  7/26/17

 
River Cooter Male Needham's Skimmer Fledgling House Sparrow Great Blue Heron  

 

Green June Beetles mating, with a newly arrived interloper A confrontation begins. The interloper starts to push the mating male backwards. Now the interloper begins an attack from the side. The interloper has slid the mating male onto his side.

 

 
Now the mating male is lying on his back, but still attached to the female. The interloper now mounts the female, but more effort is necessary. Four-spotted Pennant on a lotus plant seedhead. Another Four-spotted Pennant  

Durham, NC  7/25/17

Cellar Spider Leafhopper Little Glassywing Same Little Glassywing Same Little Glassywing

 

       
May Beetle        

Durham, NC  7/24/17

       
Ocola Skipper        

Durham, NC  7/22/17

(Copes' ?) Gray Treefrog, at night Same (Copes' ?) Gray Treefrog Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Same hawk, preening

 

 
Zebra Swallowtail Same Zebra Swallowtail Same Zebra Swallowtail Same Zebra Swallowtail  

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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