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June 2021

Durham, NC  6/13/21

Zebra Swallowtail Ebony bug and fly on Queen Anne's Lace Ebony bug and fly on Queen Anne's Lace Ebony bugs and a bee on Queen Anne's lace Ebony bugs and a bee on Queen Anne's lace

Flat-faced Longhorned Beetle Heal-all Leafhopper (Scaphoideus genus) Maybe Velvet Mite Flatid planthopper nymph

Spined Assassin Bug nymph Stiff Marsh Bedstraw and flower fly Tarnished Plant Bug Dusky Ladybug Beetle Tarnished Plant Bug nymph, anomalous color Another Tarnished Plant Bug nymph, anomalous color

Tumbling Flower Beetle        

Durham, NC  6/12/21

Cryptocephalid beetle larva Buckeye nuts Orange Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) Spotted Cucumber Beetle  

Cryptocephalid beetle larva, showing where it gets its "tower" material Late-instar Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Female Widow Skimmer    

Durham, NC  6/11/21

Broad-headed Sharpshooter Common Milkweed Carolina Horsenettle Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Same Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph

Slug? Swamp Milkweed Beetle larva Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) Tarnished Plant Bug  

Small tree growing on a post White Avens (Geum canadense) Tarnished Plant Bug    

Durham, NC  6/9/21

Climbing Dogbane (Thyrsanthella difformis) Climbing Dogbane (Thyrsanthella difformis) Clouded Plant Bug on Sawtooth Blackberry Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Fly

Frank's Sedge (Carex atherodes) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Green Lacewing larva Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) developing fruit, early Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) developing fruit, farther along

Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) developing fruit, yet farther along Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) developing fruit, almost complete Leafhopper Planthopper nymph Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica) fruit

Durham, NC  6/8/21

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetles, mating Tiny mystery beetle Cixiid planthopper Dock

Ebony bug (probably Corimelaena genus)

Jumping spider Freshly molted planthopper nymph Queen Anne's Lace Aphid  

Durham, NC  6/6/21

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Female Northern Cardinal Male Eastern Bluebird

Lizard's Tails Paper wasp Song Sparrow American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Climbing Dogbane (Thyrsanthella difformis)

Clouded Skipper? Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Green lacewing Jumping spider, very tiny

Hooked Buttercup Lizard's Tail American Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus) Spider exuvia Stink bug

Durham, NC  6/5/21

Juvie female Eastern Bluebird Same juvie female Eastern Bluebird Helmet Flower (Scutellaria integrifolia) Southern Magnolia  

Durham, NC  6/4/21

Leafhopper (Jikradia olitoria) nymph Same Leafhopper (Jikradia olitoria) nymph Mesh web weaver (Emblyna genus) Mesh web weaver (Emblyna genus) with long-legged fly prey Issid planthopper (Thionia bullata) nymph

Issid planthopper (Thionia bullata) nymph Polished Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda munda) Silver-spotted Skipper Soldier fly Spotted Ladybug Beetle

Mystery wildflower, with fly Tarnished Plant Bug Tarnished Plant Bug nymph, early instar Tumbling flower beetle Same tumbling flower beetle

Same umbling flower beetle White Avens (Geum canadense) seedhead Wild Garlic Woolly Aphid Female Zabulon Skipper

Chipping Sparrows bathing Common Milkweed Dancer pair    

Lizard's Tail Female or juvie Eastern Pondhawk Red-shouldered Hawk Male Widow Skimmer  

Leafhopper (Scaphoideus genus) nymph Wasp (Scolia nobilitata)      

Durham, NC  6/2/21

Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), with flower flies Brown Thrasher

Durham, NC  6/1/21

Male Northern Cardinal Chipping Sparrow Crab spider Dwarf Dandelion seedhead Female Eastern Bluebird

Flatid planthopper nymph Mating Flower flies Hearts-a-bustin' Japanese Mazus Mulberry fruit

Red-necked Cane Borer Rose Chafer Beetle Tumbling flower beetle Viburnum Dog Fennel

Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum)        


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