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June 2010

Greenway Trail, Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/30/10

Female Cabbage White, dorsal view Chicory flowers, including one albino (on Blowing Rock Rd. corner) Angelica Phlox  

Moth Mullein Killdeer at rest Killdeer in flight Queen Anne's Lace  

Cabbage White        

Durham, NC  6/27/10

Female Tile-horned (Prionus imbricornis), was 2 or 3 inches long.  ID thanks to Frank Guarnieri. Wolf spider with spiderlings on abdomen.  Rustic Borer (Xylotrechus colonus). Photo taken at night. Lightning Bug.  Photo taken at night.  

Durham, NC  6/26/10

Florida Predatory Stink Bug Probably immature Pseudoscorpion, less an 1 mm long.      

American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC (Miles 4-6)  6/24/10

Late-instar leaffooted bug nymph Queen Anne's Lace buds Female Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Flatid planthoppers Common Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC (Miles 4-6)  6/21/10

Bess Beetle Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) Muscadine grapes      

Duke Gardens, Durham, NC  6/20/10

Cicada Killer.  See other wasps. Male Eastern Pondhawk. See other dragonflies. Young male Mallard.  See other waterfowl. Summer Azure. See the Butterfly Index.  

Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus) Blooming Mullein Muscovy Duck    

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  6/19/10

Japanese Beetle Long-legged fly Winged ant (Formica genus).  ID thanks to Richard Vernier. Fire Pink (Silene virginica) Aphids

Click beetle (Megapenthes limbalis) Leather Flower (Clematis viorna) View inside a Leather Flower A Leather Flower of a different color Mystery wildflower  

Scarab beetle larvae Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda mundi). with a white object obscuring a small part of its thorax.      

Durham, NC (marsh)  6/18/10

Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Insect exuvia, long hindlegs, long skinny abdomen Japanese Beetle Lizard's Tail, not drooping yet Female Eastern Towhee

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  6/15/10

Little Wood Satyr Mating Dogbane Beetles (on Dogbane) Summer Azure Robber fly  

Greenville, SC  6/12/10

Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus, Miridae family) Florida Predatory Stink Bug Ground beetle (Amara aulica) Rough Stink Bug Metal mouse sculpture, Main Street, Greenville, SC.  Several small sculptures of mice are scattered throughout downtown Greenville.

Falls Park, Greenville, SC  6/11/10

Female Narrow Barklouse (Graphosocus cruciatus, Stenopsocidae family, Psocoptera order), about 2 mm long, caught in flight.  Tree of Life web page Thistle, Greenville, SC, in Falls Park      

Durham, NC  6/10/10

Carolina Dayflower Snapping Turtle Female Widow Skimmer Rice Stink Bug, beginning to spread wings  

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  6/8/10

Bee fly (Exoprosopa fasciata), rather worn Pearl Crescent Carolina Wild Petunia    

Durham, NC  6/7/10

Female Great Blue Skimmer        

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC  6/6/10

Lori and I braved poison ivy, stinging nettles, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes and lots of mud to get these photos.

Smooth Coneflowers, members of a federally-listed (endangered) species Leafcutter bee on Butterfly Weed Mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles Horse Fly (Tabanus fulvulus)  

Shining leaf beetle (neolema sexpunctata) Robber fly with small red fly prey Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana). See others moths. Northern Cricket Frog Mating toad bugs


Jumping spider Woolly aphid Casebearer beetle larva Froghopper Rhopalid (scentless plant) bug

Dun Skipper        

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