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July 2019

Durham, NC  7/30/19

Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) Horseweed seedheads Jumping spider (Phidippus princeps) Red-headed Bush Cricket Clasping St. John's Wort (Hypericum gymnanthum)

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Woolly bear    

Rural Oregon, 7/29/19

Rose Spirea (Spiraea douglasii), rural Oregon. Copyright © 2019 by Rob Patterson        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  7/25/19

Horace's Duskywing Female Fiery Skipper Male Fiery Skipper Another male Fiery Skipper Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, one of several on a tall Lion's Ear plant (Leonotis leonurus), a native to Africa in the mint family.

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Long-jawed orb weaver Orange Milkwort (part of cultivated exhibit)

Pearl Crescent Potter wasp Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Spider exuvia, probably from a long-jawed orb weaver Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Variegated Fritillary

Wasps on Rattlesnake Master Common Water Striders Mystery plant    

Durham, NC  7/24/19

American Lady Ants on zinnia Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Cricket, probably recently molted, on Dog Fennel  

Another cricket Probably Horace's Duskywing Insect frass More frass Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius)

Same jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Same jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Same jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius), with leafhopper nymph prey Same jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius), with same prey Leafhopper nymph

Millipede Pearl Crescent Another Pearl Crescent Planthopper Potter Wasp

Southern Leopard Frog Velvet mite      

Durham, NC  7/18/19

Acanaloniid planthoppers Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 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 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) caterpillar      

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 (Acrolophus genus). ID thanks to Aaron Hunt. 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 Squarrose Sedge (Carex squarrosa)  

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."        


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