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June 2019

Durham, NC  6/28/19

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph, without "tail," and also in an unnatural environment.  I wonder if there's a connection! Acanaloniid planthopper nymph, with "tail" West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Female Hop-hornbeam catkin

Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum) Lauxaniid fly      

Durham, NC  6/23/19

Assassin bug Blue Dasher Bug eggs, visited by a parasitoid wasp (Trissolcus genus).    

Bumblebee Chipping Sparrow Female Brown-headed Cowbird Dogbane Beetle Green June Beetle

Green Stink Bug My local marsh Parasitoid wasp (Trissolcus genus). ID thanks to Ross Hill.    

Parasitoid wasp (Trissolcus genus). ID thanks to Ross Hill. Same wasp. Same wasp    

Rabbit Sawfly Shining leaf beetle (Lema solani) Warty leaf beetle Same warty leaf beetle

West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) Same wildflower      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/19/19

Apples ASU campus Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) Female Cabbage White Same Cabbage White

Chicory Chipping Sparrow Cows Male Ebony Jewelwing  

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) True Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides) Gray Catbird Boone Greenway gate

Broad-toothed Hedgenettle
(Stachys latidens), Boone, Watauga County, NC,
Fledgling House Sparrow Beetle Morning glory Mountain view

Boone Greenway gate and entrance Female Red-winged Blackbird Silver-spotted Skipper Smartweed Stickywilly

Stink bug with prey Wild Garlic (Allium vineale)      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/18/19

Rainbow before an arriving storm Another view of the rainbow A third view    

Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  6/18/19

Big leaves Common Sowthistle Crane fly Juvie Dark-eyed Junco Same juvie Dark-eyed Junco

All same Dark-eyed Junco        

Same Dark-eyed Junco   Deptford Pink Fire Pink Fleabane

Great Spangled Fritillary Same Great Spangled Fritillary Same Great Spangled Fritillary Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

Lake, seen from the house Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) on Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Queen Anne's Lace Rhododendron maximum Another Rhododendron

Silver-spotted Skipper St. John's Wort Venus' Looking Grass (Triodanis perfoliata) Virginia Spiderwort Chickweed

Anomalousy pink Yarrow Yarrow with a crab spider      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/17/19

Chrysalis Mountain view Common Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea). An introduced plant. Common Dogwood flowers. An introduced plant Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)

Mystery dock Fennel Fleabanes Forget-me-nots Grass

Millipede Male Red-winged Blackbird American Robin Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica)  

Ornamental spurge (in garden) Swamp Milkweed Apple tree Mystery tree flowers Tree leaves

Web Yarrow      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/16/19

Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) American Robin      

Linn Cove Visitor Center and nature trail 6/16/19

White Clover (Trifolium repens) and Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) near the trail head. Dock Dock flowers Dodder Fleabane with active flowerets

Male dance fly (Hybotinae subfamily). Superfamily ID thanks to Bill Dean, subfamily ID thanks to John F. Carr. Fly taking off Another fly This strange fly was running across the parking lot. Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride)

Another Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride) Flowers of the Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride) Ichneumon wasp, seen behind the Visitor Center Orchard spider with prey Plant bug (Lygus genus), seen behind the Visitor Center

Red Clover, seen in woods bordering parking lot Male scorpion fly Umbrellaleaf, with fruits Mystery flower, unfolding its petals  

Tanawha Trail (beginning) 6/16/19

Plant bug Clinton's Lily Fly Poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum) Beetleweed (Galax urceolata) Another Beetleweed (Galax urceolata)

Indian Cucumber-Root blooms Plant bug      

Durham, NC  6/15/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus) Lauxaniid fly Leafhopper Rice Stink Bug

Wild Garlic (Allium vineale)        

Durham, NC  6/13/19

Accident aftermath Beetle Male Fiery Skipper Ghost spider (Hibana genus) Warty Leaf Beetle

Red Sorrel Wild Garlic    

Durham, NC  6/12/19

Early Buttercups Dayflower Male Fiery Skipper Flower fly with Spotted Jewelweed Robber fly

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) Maybe Water Hemlock, with early leaves? Firefly (Photinus pyralis) Same firefly (Photinus pyralis)

Durham, NC  6/11/19

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Eastern Box Turtle Brown Stink Bug (Euschistus servus) Dusky ladybug beetle Flatid planthopper nymph

Froghopper Lauxaniid fly Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Pearl Crescent Same Pearl Crescent

Flatid planthopper nymph (Siphanta acuta) Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Same Red-headed Bush Cricket nymphj Spined Soldier Bug nymph, with beak out Two-lined Froghopper

Durham, NC  6/10/19

Juvie male Northern Cardinal Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) Duskywing Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) First-year Red-shouldered Hawk calling

Same first-year Red-shouldered Hawk American Robin Slaty Skimmer Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)  

Durham, NC  6/9/19

Ambush bug Locust Leafminer Beetle Billbug Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Pachygronthid bug nymphs (Oedancala genus, species most likely dorsalis)

Bumblebee Common Milkweed Fleabane Green lacewing larva Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)

Katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Another katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Lizard's Tails  

Lizard's Tails.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk. Pachygronthid bugs (Oedancala genus, mostly likely dorsalis species) Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Scoliid Wasp  

Sharpshooter nymph (Oncometopioa orbona) Tachinid fly Treehopper (Acutalis tartarea) Water Hemlock (Cicuta genus)  

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  6/3/19

Desert Five Spot (Eremalche rotundifolia) Mystery wildflower, maybe Clarkia genus California Poppies  

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  6/2/19

Mating Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetles Bird-of-Paradise Male Cabbage White Calla Lilies Painted Lady

Western Tiger Swallowtail Wild Radish Geranium?    

Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, Marin County, CA  6/2/19

Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Mystery wildflower Same mystery wildflower  

San Francisco, CA  6/1/19


Larkspur, Marin County, CA  6/1/19

Flycatcher? Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Double-crested Cormorant Stiletto Fly (Thereva comata).  ID thanks to Bob Biagi. Pea family plant: very common, might be Summer Lupine (Lupinus formosus)

Probably a California Poppy that has lost several petals Redstem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium) Salsify (Tragopogon genus) seedhead    


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