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May 2009 Photos

Durham, NC  5/31/09

Green Lacewing.  Photo taken at night. Striped Wintergreen (Chimapila maculata), in full bloom, 5/31/09        

Durham, NC  5/30/09

Tachinid fly (Xanthomelanodes genus) Issid planthopper nymph Fly (Dialysis genus, Xylophagidae family)    

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  5/30/09

Indian Pipes Protean Shield-backed Katydid nymph Question Mark    

Durham, NC  5/29/09

Male and female Black Widow Spiders        

Durham, NC  5/28/09

Crab spider Striped Wintergreen: one flower in full bloom.      

Durham, NC  5/27/09

Male Black Widow, Durham, NC, 5/27/09 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta)        

Durham, NC  5/26/09

Ground Spider (Sergiolus capulatus) Crab spider with ant prey Tachinid fly Barklouse nymph (taken on 5/25)  


Orchard Spider Striped Wintergreen:  the flower is opening. Ichneumonid wasp  

Durham, NC  5/23/09

Three views of a jumping spider Sharpshooter (Oncometopia orbona)      


Striped Wintergreen (Chimapila maculata) with buds, Durham, NC, 5/23/09.  Used to considered an Ericaceae family member.          

Durham, NC  5/22/09

Cerambycinid beetle, maybe Parelaphidion or Elaphidion genus. Gray (Copes?) Treefrog.  You can't tell the difference between these two species just by looking at their members.      

Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC  5/22/09

Magnolia Green Jumping Spider (Lyssomanes viridis) Sleepy Orange  Monarch.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupa  

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  5/21/09

Boxelder Bug Argid Sawfly Leafhopper nymph Katydid nymph Harvestman


Spider, maybe jumping spider Grasshopper nymph Mourning Cloak (ventral view) Mourning Cloak (dorsal view) Snout moth


Orange Sulphur, dorsal view Orange Sulphur, ventral view Common Milkweed Penstemon Field of penstemons

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC  5/20/09

Female Calico Pennant.  See other dragonflies. Hangingfly Little Wood Satyr Large Bee Fly Blue Corporal


Wild Blue Indigo flowers and leaves Wild Blue Indigo seed pods      

Durham, NC  5/18/09

Podabrus rugosulus, Durham, NC, 5/18/09.           

Durham, NC  5/16/09

Curculio (Lixus genus) Leaffooted Bug Female Citrine Forktail    


Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Thread-waisted wasp Pileated Woodpecker    

Durham, NC  5/15/09

Boxelder Bug nymph Eastern Box Turtle      

Ocracoke, South Point road, Hyde County, NC  5/13/09

Male Fiddler Crab, trying to intimidate me Same crab, looking intimidated by my much taller husband. Blue-eyed Grass      

Springer's Point Nature Preserve, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/12/09

Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda mundi) Blue-tipped Dancer.  See other damselflies. Little Wood Satyr (ventral) Little Wood Satyr (dorsal)    

Ocracoke, north end, Hyde County, NC 5/12/09

Salt Marsh Skipper Salt Marsh Skipper, ventral view Robber fly    

Ocracoke (in town), Hyde County, NC  5/11/09

Milkweed Assassin Bug (Zelus longipes)        

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County, NC  5/10/09

Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea) Red Admiral Six-lined Racerunner.  See other lizards. Florida Cooter  

Durham, NC  5/9/09

Three-spot Horse Fly (Tabanus trimaculatus)        

Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC  5/7/09

Crab Spider, Bassaniana genus maybe        

Durham, NC  5/6/09

Treehopper (Telamona decorata), with what appears to be an early instar true bug nymph.  The treehopper seemed to be protecting it. Same treehopper departing with nymph. Criocerinid beetle,  (Neolema sexpunctata), Durham, 5/6/09 Young Fowler's Toad (about 8 mm long) Ichneumonid wasp  


Billbug (Splenophorus venatus).  See other beetles. Boxelder Bug nymph Mourning Cloak caterpillar Scarab beetle  

Durham, NC  5/4/09

Leaf beetle (Prasocuris phellandri), about 2 mm Spotted Ladybug Beetles (Coleogilla maculata) Tarnished Plant Bug on Buttercup fruit Fowler's Toad, about 8 mm long  


Gray Treefrog Spider (family Corinnidae) Pearl Crescent with Buttercup flower Female Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Durham, NC  5/2/09

False Potato Beetle (aka Burdock Beetle) (Leptinotarsa juncta).  A close relative of the Colorado Potato Beetle, but not a crop pest.        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  5/1/09

American Lady.  Also see the Butterfly Index.   Red-necked Cane Borer (Agrilus ruficollis), a very small Buprestid beetle Male Zabulon Skipper Blue Corporal dragonfly  


Grape Root Borer Moth (Vitacea polistiformis).  Neither the Integrated Taxonomic Information System nor the Tree of Life Web have applied taxa on the genus level for this species.   It is a Sesiidae family member. Forest Tent Caterpillar (Malacoma disstria)

Boxelder Bug nymph    


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