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June 2020

Durham, NC  6/29/20

Long-horned bee Picture-winged fly Purpletop tridens (Tridens flavus), Durham, NC, Eastern Cottontail Rabbit eating vegetation Scat of a large wild carnivore

Web Widow Skimmer Aphids Blowfly Same Blowfly on wild carnivore scat

Broad-headed Sharpshooter Female Brown-headed Cowbird Crabgrass (Digitaria genus) Eastern Gamagrass¬†(Tripsacum dactyloides)  

Elongate springtail on Black-eyed Susan Same Elongate springtail on Black-eyed Susan False Dandelion Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) Great Blue Skimmer on Eastern Gamagrass

Heal-all  (Prunella vulgaris)               

Durham, NC  6/28/20

Caterpillar on Pickerelweed Male Brown-headed Cowbird Herbwilliam (Ptilimnium capillaceum) Japanese Beetles  

Lightning bug beetle Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum) Spotted Ladybug Beetle larva  

Tussock moth caterpillar White Clover (Trifolium repens)      

Durham, NC  6/24/20

Tiny beetle Flower longhorn beetle Herbwilliam (Ptilimnium capillaceum) Herbwilliam (Ptilimnium capillaceum) Herbwilliam (Ptilimnium capillaceum)


Lacewing egg? Infested leaf Anomalous leafhopper Leafhopper  

Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) Orb weaver Same orb weaver Another orb weaver Pupae?

Stilt bug Stink bug Wheel Bug nymph    

Durham, NC  6/23/20

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter nymph Leaf-footed bug nymph      

Durham, NC  6/22/20

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Broad-nosed weevil Long-legged fly Male Rambur's Forktail  

Male Red-winged Blackbird Snapping Turtle Jumping spider    

Durham, NC  6/21/20

Deformed Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Another deformed Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Another deformed Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Another Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Male Northern Cardinal Eastern Phoebe      

Durham, NC  6/20/20

Leafhopper Maybe another species of leafhopper Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) nymph Same Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) nymph Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense)

Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea                         Polished Ladybug Beetle Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) Tumbling flower beetle

Fennel, maybe Asian Multicolored Ladybug Beetle Bee or wasp on Black-eyed Susan.  Seems to have wasp mouthparts Same bee or wasp Bubbles in Third Fork Creek

Cryptocephalid beetle larva Dogbane Hemp flowers False Dandelion Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriatica) flowers growing in a patch of woods Hooked Buttercup seeds

Carolina Horsenettle Japanese Beetle Broadheaded Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona) Pillbug    

Tumbling flower beetle Another tumbling flower beetle (a trail bollard)      

Durham, NC  6/17/20

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Beetle Broken-backed Bug (Taylorilygus apicalis) Buprestid beetle Ebony bug

False Dandelion seedhead Gallinipper Female Eastern Gammagrass Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Jumping spider

Leafhopper nymph (Scaphoideus genus) Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) Soldier fly Tarnished Plant Bug  

Durham, NC  6/14/20

Black Stink Bug (Proxys punctulatis) Unripe Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus) fruits Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanica) Spined Assassin Bug with earwig prey  


Same Spined Assassin Bug with earwig prey Same Spined Assassin Bug with earwig prey Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium), showing the variation in flower petal count Fedex plane flying overhead  

Teneral Blue Dasher Pickerelweed Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium)    

Durham, NC  6/13/20

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Ebony bug (Galgupha genus) Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) Channeled Valgus Green lacewing larva

Same green lacewing larva Inchworm on Black-eyed Susan Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) Mesh web weaver American Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) immature fruits

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium) Same Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium) Another Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium).  Note that one flower has three petals and the other, four. Swamp Milkweed Beetle

Adult Tarnished Plant Bug Late instar Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Earlier instar Plant Bug nymph Tarnished Plant Bug and mystery insect Weevil

Silktree flowers Silktree Lizard's Tails    

Durham, NC  6/12/20

Mystery buttercup Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) Common Whitetail Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda munda)

Leafhopper nymph Meadow Garlic buds Meadow Garlic flowers Same Meadow Garlic flower and one bulblet with leaf Planthopper nymph

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium) Tumbling flower beetle Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

Weevil Wild Onion (Allium vineale)      

Durham, NC  6/11/20

Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium) Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher) Flower longhorn beetle (Strangalia notata) American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) Spider (Tmarus angulatus)

Male jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Spotted Ladybug Beetle larva Spotted Ladybug Beetle    

Durham, NC  6/9/20

Juvie Carolina Wren Same juvie Carolina Wren Same juvie Carolina Wren Same juvie Carolina Wren Chipping Sparrow

Pink magnolia, which normally blooms in early spring        

Durham, NC  6/8/20

Skullcap Skeletonizer Moth (Prochoreutis infratella) Maybe a cobweb spider Swamp Milkweed Beetles Katydid nymph Leafhopper

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) Appalachian Brown Carolina Wren (watermark mysteriously missing) Catfish? in creek  

Durham, NC  6/7/20

Tarnished Plant Bug nymph on fleabane Same Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Another smaller Tarnish Plant Bug nymph on Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina)

Dion Skippers Dogbane Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum) Green Lynx Spider Spider Quote written in chalk on paved trail

Durham, NC  6/6/20

Juvie Eastern Bluebird Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis) Lizard's Tails (Saururus cernuus) Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)  

Durham, NC  6/5/20

American Hornbeam flower? fruit? Bug nymph Chipping Sparrow Hairy Skullcap (Scutellaria elliptica) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Leaf-rolling Sawfly¬†(Onycholyda amplecta) Teneral Eastern Pondhawk      

Durham, NC  6/4/20

Leafhopper nymph (Scaphoideus genus) Tumbling Flower Beetle (Mordellistena comata) Wheel Bug nymph Widow Skimmer  

Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Larva hiding in an Eastern Daisy Fleabane flower Leaf like a chrysalis    

Durham, NC  6/2/20

Common Buckeye Another Common Buckeye Cobweb spider Mystery eggs Orb weaver (Mangora genus)

Seed American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) flowers      

Durham, NC  6/1/20

Spotless Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Cobweb spider (Theridion genus) Ebony Jewelwing Female midge Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red-necked Cane Borer (Agrilus ruficollis)        


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