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June 2019

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      

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

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

Larkspur, 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        


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