Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

Click on arrows to show pull-down menus:


Archived-by-Date Pages

July 2019

Durham, NC  7/18/19

Acanaloniid planthoppers Black-eyed Susan Another Black-eyed Susan Crab spider Male Great Blue Skimmer

Heal-All Long-legged fly Marbled Orb Weaver Pearl Crescent Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina), on the underside of a leaf

Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Blue Dasher on American Black Elderberry Differential Grasshopper Kudzu Bug Rush

Common Wingstem        

Durham, NC  7/17/19

Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) More Common St. John's Wort Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) Purple-Node Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Queen Anne's Lace Red-spotted Purple Snowberry Clearwing Moth Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)  

Durham, NC  7/14/19

Large Milkweed Bugs Leaffooted bug nymph Red-headed Bush Cricket Winged Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus) Same winged Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus)

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) Clasping St. John's Wort (Hypericum gymnanthum) Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)? The petal shape doesn't fit. Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta) New York Ironweed


False Dandelion seedhead        

Durham, NC  7/12/19

Acanaloniid planthopper American Black Elderberry fruits Small beetle Carolina Dayflower Carolina Dayflower

Horseweed flower Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) Rushes Mystery seed or egg?

Slaty Skimmer Tiny orb weaver Virginia Dayflower, maybe the biggest dayflower of all Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)  

Durham, NC 7/11/19

(Copes?) Gray Treefrog        

Durham, NC  7/9/19

Brown Prionid (Orthosoma brunneum) Damselfly Moth Another moth Stink bug (Banasa dimiata)

Durham, NC  7/6/19

Dirt-colored Seed Bug Gladiolus Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum) Long-legged fly Mysterious collection, probably done by an insect

Stink bug nymph Horseweed (either Conyza canadensis or Erigeron canadensis; it's unsettled)      

Durham, NC  7/4/19

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis) Wildflower Wildflower  

False Dandelion flower and seedhead Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum) Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Franks' Sedge (Carex frankii)  

Heal-all Carolina Horsenettle fruits Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)    

Durham, NC 7/1/19

Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Robber fly (Promachus genus) with Blue Dasher prey Tarnished Plant Bug Mystery wildflower

Aphids Close-up of three aphids Blue Dasher Broad-nosed weevil Great Gold Digger Wasp (Sphex icheumoneus)

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) fruits, surrounded by specialized leaves called "involucral bracts."        


Copyright © 2019 by Dorothy E. Pugh.  All rights reserved.  Please contact for rights to use photos.