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June 2017

Durham, NC  6/30/17

Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog Mydas Fly Arabesque Orb Weaver Pearl Crescent

 

 
Pearl Crescent Picture-winged fly Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Young Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph  

 

Silver-spotted Skipper Spotted Ladybug Beetle Stink bug on Pickerelweed Stink bug nymph Tarnished Plant bug and Daisy Fleabane

 

Tarnished Plant Bug on Daisy Fleabane Weevil Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Two acanaloniid planthopper nymphs Apple Maggot

 

 
Billbug on Black-eyed Susan petal Teneral Blue Dasher Blue Dasher Dwarf spider  

 

   
Tachinid fly Grasshopper nymph Female Great Blue Skimmer    

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  6/28/17

Daisy Dew on grass More dew on grass Ebony Jewelwing Orb weaver (Mangora genus)

 

Crossline Skipper? Trailing Wild Bean Treehopper (Acutalis tartarea) Tussock moth caterpillar Spider web, with dew

 

     
Dew-laden spider web on grass Another view of the spider web      

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  6/27/17

Female Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis). ID thanks to William Edwards. Same Mocha Emerald Mint flowers and buds Common Water Strider Wasp

 

 
Male Widow Skimmer Common Buckeye Carolina Satyr (dorsal view) Teneral Great Blue Skimmer  

 

Horace's Duskywing Another Horace's Duskywing Jack-in-the-pulpit, with seedhead Meadow beauty Acanaloniid planthopeer nymph

Durham, NC  6/25/17

 
Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Mating planthoppers (Mysidia mississippiensis) Juvie male Eastern Bluebird Handsome fungus beetle (Stenotarsus hispidus).  ID thanks to Vassily Belov.  

 

   
Leaffooted bug nymph Stink bug nymph Swamp Milkweed Beetle    

Durham, NC  6/23/17

 
Leaf beetle (Colaspis genus). ID thanks to Brad Barnd. Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Planthopper (Bothriocera genus). ID thanks to Vassily Belov.  

 

 
Red Admiral Male slaty Skimmer Swamp Milkweed Beetle Mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles  

 

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny ambush bug on a Black-eyed Susan Aphids and exuviae Aphids; note the adults surrounding the young one. A bumblebee found on a paved trail, which I removed to the leaf of a tree.

 

Red-headed Bush Cricket Buttonbush flowers near swamp More Buttonbush flowers Cocklebur Weevil Female Common Whitetail

 

Elongated springtail Flatid planthopper nymph, without fuzz. Fly Green lacewing larve Katydid nymph

Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC  6/18/17

Groundhog (Marmota monax) Same Groundhog Mystery bird in Butterfly House Mystery bird pair Female Northern Cardinal

 

Female Northern Cardinal Crab floating in lake Crayfish (part of exhibit) Horace's Duskywing Great Blue Skimmer

 

   
Gray Catbird Wasp (Scolia nobilitata) Silver-spotted Skipper    

Durham, NC  6/17/17

Mating Rambur's Forktails Orb weaver spinning web Same orb weaver Northern Mockingbird Dion Skipper

 

     
Dion Skipper Blue Jay      

Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC  6/15/17

Red-spotted Purple (dorsal view) Question Mark Red-spotted Purple (ventral view) Slaty Skimmer Another Slaty Skimmer

 

Spider wasp digging More digging Yet more digging The wasp has retrieved a spherical object And carries it away

 

Tachinid fly Toad bug Virginia Hoverfly Same Virginia Hoverfly Same Virginia Hoverfly on a Common Buttonbush

 

Water boatman Another water boatman with mysterious circular motion Wildflower on vine Wolf spider and toad bug Wolf spider on feather

 

Antmimic spider Aquatic beetle and winged insect in trouble Virginia Hoverfly on a Common Buttonbush Common Buttonbushes, not blooming Wolf spider and Northern Cricket Frog

 

Dragonfly Same dragonfly Male Eastern Amberwing Stilt-legged fly Grasshopper nymph

 

Ground beetle (Bembidion genus) Mating ground beetles (Bembidion genus) Mystery insect One view of the lake Another view of the lake

 

 
Leafcutter bee Leaffooted bug Moth Orchard spider  

Durham, NC  6/14/17

Cixiid planthopper Crane fly with mites Green lacewing struggling at outdoor light Another green lacewing Moth

 

     
Wasp Wasp      

Durham, NC  6/13/17 (night)

Leafhopper (maybe Alebra wahlbergi) Leafhopper (Gyponana genus) Lightning bug beetle (Photuris pennsylvanica) Moth Same moth

 

 
Planthopper Beetle I'm guessing that this is a march fly.  

Durham, NC  6/13/17 (day)

 
Derbid planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Flower fly Bush katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta)  

 

Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Another Sibovia occatoria Small mantis nymph Rice Stink Bug Teneral Blue Dasher

 

   
Beetle Mating beetles Moth caterpillar    

Durham, NC  6/10/17

       
Aphid, with injured wings        

Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC  6/8/17

 
Froghopper (Aphrophora saratogensis). ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Lanternless lightning bug (Lucidota atra) Leafhopper (Scaphytopius genus, subgenus Cloanthus),  ID thanks to John S. Ascher. Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta.)  

 

Long-legged fly Moth Catalpa flower Varied Carpet Beetle Weevil

 

   
Crab spider Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Flower longhorn beetle, probably a victim of a recent spider attack    

Boone Greenway, Watauga County, NC 6/8/17

Heal-all Eastern Phoebe Song Sparrow Song Sparrow Wildflowers

Julian Price Park, Watauga County, NC  6/7/17

 
Partridgeberry blooms Swimming snake Tadpole Another tadpole  

 

Wildflower Beetle Golden-backed Snipe Fly Leaf beetle Freshly molted leafhopper nymph

 

       
Millipede        

Tanawha Trail, Caldwell County, NC  6/7/17

Mystery beetle Flame Azalia Gray's Lily Another Gray's Lily Plant bug

 

       
Female scorpion fly        

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  6/6/17

Chipmunk Crab spider Dark-eyed Junco Eastern Tailed-Blue Fly Poison

 

Jack-in-the-pulpit bloom View of the lake below from the entrance Water lilies in the lake Owlet moth, near the entrance Rustic Borer

 

Scorpion fly Soldier beetle (Podabrus fayi) St. John's Wort Stink bug Swan

 

 
Water lilies Mystery wildflower Assassin bug with prey? Rustic Borer beetle  

 

 
Cabbage White Caddisfly maybe Moses Cone mansion seen from the far end of the lake Some water lilies up close  

Boone, NC  6/6/17

American Goldfinch Singing Gray Catbird Branch of Norwegian Spruce Cones of Norwegian Spruce Oakleaf Hydrangea

 

Eastern Phoebe Same Eastern Phoebe, singing Same Eastern Phoebe, again singing Male Red-winged Blackbird Same male Red-winged Blackbird

 

American Robin Female American Robin with nesting material Male American Robin addressing female Mating attempt Vine flowers

 

   
Male Ebony Jewelwing Fire Pink Snapping Turtle    

Boone, NC  6/5/17

Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow Song Sparrow Summer Azure Cabbage White

 

 
Fledgling American Robin Skipper, maybe a female Sachem Another Song Sparrow Song Sparrow  

Durham, NC  6/3/17

Elongated springtail Green lacewing nymph Katydid nymph Leafhopper nymph Same leafhopper nymph

 

Mosquito Moth Pselliopus cinctus with prey Red-headed Bush Cricket Beetle

 

   
Cocklebur Weevil Same Cocklebur Weevil Crab spider    

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC 6/2/17

Barred Owl Same Barred Owl Teneral Blue Dasher Teneral Blue Dasher Eastern Box Turtle

 

Carolina Petunia Flea beetle Snipe fly Flower fly Froghopper

 

Teneral Great Blue Skimmer Green Lynx Spider Helmetflower Ladybug beetle pupa, after predation Leaffooted bug

 

 
Red Admiral Spotted Jewelweed bud Stink bug nymph (color in question) Another stink bug nymph attacking a ladybug beetle pupa  

 

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