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May 2016

Durham, NC 5/31/16

Red Admiral Swamp Milkweed Beetle Stink bug (Menecles insertus) Spotted Cucumber Beetle Spider


Planthopper Mock Strawberry Mantis nymph Longhorn beetle (Typocerus acuticauda) Fly


Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Same Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny beetle Tiny mating beetles  

Durham, NC 5/30/16

Male Blue Dasher

Durham, NC 5/28/16

Damselfly Flower fly on Southern Magnolia Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Leech  


Longhorn flower beetle (Typocerus acuticauda) Turtle      

Durham, NC 5/27/16

American Lady (dorsal) Same American Lady (ventral) Common Buckeye Teneral Great Blue Skimmer Ant with prey


Cabbage White Male Zabulon Skipper Same Zabulon Skipper Rove beetle Spotted Cucumber Beetle


Southern Magnolia flower Swamp Rose Juvie male Purple Martin Purple Martins Male Purple Martin in flight


Eastern Phoebe        

Durham, NC 5/25/16

Male Northern Cardinal Female Eastern Bluebird Common Buckeye    

Durham, NC 5/24/16

Appalachian Brown Spider wasp? Female Northern Cardinal Caterpillar Flower fly


Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) Same jumping spider Another Paraphidippus aurantius Tiny orb weaver Flower fly


Fly Ground beetle Japanese Beetle Tiny moth Tarnished Plant Bug


Tufted Titmouse Wasp Woolly aphid Same woolly aphid Planthopper (Pissonotus brunneus). ID thanks to Yurika Alexander.


Stink bug        

Durham, NC 5/23/16

Fledgling American Robin Adult American Robin Eastern Gray Squirrel Another Eastern Gray Squirrel with an unusual tail Common Starling


This is Duke University's neighborhood. A swallow in flight      

Durham, NC 5/22/16

Argid sawfly Asian Multicolored Ladybug Beetle Dogbane Beetle Female Eastern Tailed-Blue Picture-winged fly


Wheel Bug nymph        

Durham, NC 5/21/16

Bee Damselfly Downy Woodpecker Eastern Tailed-blue Fowler's Toad


Jumping spider (male Colonus sylvanus Moth Planthopper Plume moth Sawfly


Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Smooth Flower Spider Song Sparrow Warty Leaf Beetle Same Warty Leaf Beetle


White-lined Burrowing Bug        

Durham, NC 5/20/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Common Milkweed Damselfly Fowler's Toad Mating crane flies


Female House Finch, in the marsh        

Durham, NC 5/16/16

Appalachian Brown Another Appalachian Brown Question Mark Female or teneral Eastern Pondhawk Picture-winged fly


Jumping spider Dark Fishing Spider American Lady Another Appalachian Brown  

Durham, NC 5/15/16

Appalachian Brown Barklouse (Metylophorus novaescotiae) nymph. ID thanks to Diane Young. Blue Dasher Teneral Blue Dasher Apple Maggot


Purseweb Spider (Sphodros atlanticus) Tarnished Plant Bug Arabesque Orb Weaver Clubtail Damselfly


Eastern Tailed-Blue Long-legged fly Male Purple Martin Early-instar stink bug nymph Toxomerus genus flower fly


Purple Martins Red-shouldered Hawk taking off Red-shouldered Hawk pair    

Durham, NC 5/14/16

Blowfly Wolf spider?      

Durham, NC 5/13/16

Weevil (Lechriops oculata) Spider Venus' Looking Glass Female Common Scorpion Fly Tiny fly


Marsh fly Big spider, w/ imperfect focus-stacking Broadhead Skink    

Durham, NC 5/12/16

Jumping spider (male Colonus sylvanus). Two of the hind legs seem to come out of nowhere because that part of the legs is paler. Grasshopper nymph Mating moths Dusky Ladybug Beetle (Scymnus genus)  

Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve, Marin County, CA 5/9/16

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Black-necked Stilt American Avocet Snowy Egret Gulls and White Pelican


California Towhee Mallards Two of the same mallards Moth Western Grebe


Red-winged Blackbird Canada Geese      

Abbott's Lagoon, Port Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA 5/8/16

Bobcat Bobcat looking at us Male California Quail Another male California Quail Click beetle


Mating Common Shore Tiger Beetles (male has reduced markings) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile), seen near pond close to ocean Dancer Midge and much larger marsh fly Marsh fly


Garden Carrion Beetle (Heterosilpha ramosa) Maybe a juvie Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis), which mimics a gull very well Same Ferruginous Hawk Mule Deer Red-winged Blackbird


Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) White-crowned Sparrow Juvie White-crowned Sparrow Another (adult) White-crowned Sparrow White Pelicans, a few of a large group

Larkspur, Marin County, CA 5/7/16

Treehopper (Smiliinae subfamily). ID thanks to Vassily Belov. Poppies Hummingbird Same hummingbird Western Grebe


Flowers San Quentin from the Route 101 bridge      

Larkspur, Marin County, CA 5/6/16

Male Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon subspecies) Great Egret (breeding) Lawrence's Goldfinch Song Sparrow Snowy Egret

Larkspur, Marin County, CA 5/5/16

Western Fence Lizard Male Mallard Mating flies Dove pair Fiery Skipper

San Francisco, CA 5/5/16

Close enough to see the Golden Gate Bridge, seen from the Marin Airporter        

Durham, NC 5/3/16

Fly (Leucophenga varia) Same fly, on Bursting Heart Same fly Bursting Heart flower  

Durham, NC 5/2/16

Mysterious green beetle Mysterious red beetle Long-jawed orb weaver    

Durham, NC 5/1/16

Male Broadhead Skink Same male Broadhead Skink Eastern Box Turtle Green Frog tadpole with legs, blowing a bubble Hearts-a-bustin' flowers

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