Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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May 2018

Durham, NC  5/31/18

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Male Northern Cardinal Jumping spider Leafhopper nymph


Little Glassywing Mantid nymph Mite Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Swamp Milkweed Beetle


Same Swamp Milkweed Beetle Same Swamp Milkweed Beetle Tarnished Plant Bug nymph Wingless flower thrip Flower thrip


Thrip Water Hemlock (Cicuta douglasii) Zebra Swallowtail Another Zebra Swallowtail Same Zebra Swallowtail


First Zebra Swallowtail Same      

Durham, NC  5/29/18

Brown Thrasher Fledgling male Northern Cardinal Same Same Cocklebur Weevil


Eastern Tailed-Blue Tadpole with little legs American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), an introduced species    

Ocracoke Island (nearest beach to town), Hyde County, NC  5/26/18

Black Skimmer Ghost Crab Laughing Gull Red Knots Red Knots in flight


More flying Red Knots Red Knots seeking mollusks      


Red Knots, two in breeding plumage More Red Knots Yet more Red Knots Breeding Sanderling Juvie Sanderling


Semipalmated Plover Same Semipalmated Plover      

Ocracoke Island (Southpoint), Hyde County, NC  5/25/18

Eastern Mud Turtle Deer Fly Grackle Great Egret Female Needham's Skimmer


Male Needham's Skimmer? Female Needham's Skimmer Teneral Eastern Pondhawk Red-winged Blackbird Same Red-winged Blackbird


Red-winged Blackbird    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/25/18

Probably Lanceleaf Fogfruit Another Lanceleaf Fogfruit Moon Shield-backed bug Cat with bird prey?    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/24/18

Floats Mourning Dove Sandwich Tern over North Pond Same Sandwich Tern Wharf Crab in a residential neighborhood

Ocracoke Island (nearest public beach), Hyde County, NC  5/23/18

Breeding Black-bellied Plover Another Black-bellied Plover Same Black-bellied Plover Red Knot Same Red Knot


Breeding Ruddy Turnstone Same Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling facing away from the wind Sanderling, with maybe transitional plumage Nonbreeding Sanderling


Breeding Sanderling        

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/23/18

Male Red-winged Blackbird on a cedar        

Springer's Point, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/22/18

Mating Redbelly Water Snakes Same mating Redbelly Water Snakes Sandwich Tern Sandwich Tern  


Sandhill Bean (Phaseolus sinuatus) Cactus (Prickly Pear?) Another Prickly Pear Another Prickly Pear Male Northern Cardinal


Fowler's Toad Northern Mockingbird      

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/22/18

Male Carolina Anole displaying Tabby cat Eurasian Collared Dove Female Needham's Skimmer White-topped Sedge (Rhynchospora colorata)

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  5/21/18

Sweat bee (Agapostemon genus) on Firewheel flower Same sweat bee Common Starling Squirrel Treefrog Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens)


Pink Wood-Sorrel Male House Sparrow Great Egret Gray Catbird Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella)


Eurasian Collared Dove Same Eurasian Collared Dove Flying Double-crested Cormorant Same Double-crested Cormorant  

Pamlico Sound, Hyde County, NC  5/20/18

Gull Nonbreeding Laughing Gull      

Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC  5/20/18

Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) Female Seaside Dragonlet Another female Seaside Dragonlet  

Durham, NC  5/18/18

American Lady Arabesque Orb Weaver Case-bearing leaf beetle larva Large fish Fly


Ground beetle (Amara aulica) Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Snail Flower thrip (Frankliniella genus) Flower thrips


Warty Leaf Beetle        

Durham, NC  5/16/18

Antmimic spider (Castianeira longipalpa) Beetle Broad-headed Bug Crab spider Crab spider (Mecaphesa genus)


Dwarf spider Green Treefrog Ladybug beetle (Cycloneda munda) Ladybug beetle turning into a pupa Dusky Ladybug Beetle (Scymnus rubricaudus)


Tiny leaf beetle Leafhopper nymph (Jikradia olitoria) Pennsylvania Leatherwings, mating, with interloper Mite Another (well-fed) mite


Pearl Crescent on White Clover Pondhawk, almost adult Spotted Ladybug Beetle larva (Coleomegilla maculata) Stink bug Swamp Milkweed Beetle


Tarnished Plant Bug Thrip on Daisy Fleabane Flower thrip (Frankliniella genus) Yet another flower thrip Four flower thrips on a Daisy Fleabane


Quivering wasp Weevil Weevil (Lixus genus) Same weevil Wolf spider


Male Zabulon Skipper Same Zabulon Skipper      

Durham, NC  5/13/18

Black Vultures Broadhead Skink Crab spider (Synema parvulum) Elongate springtail Hoverfly (Toxomerus genus)


Fly Another fly Insect frass Hackberry Emperor Jumping spider


Jumping spider Leafhopper nymph (Oncometopia orbona) Least Skipper Eastern Phoebe Same Eastern Phoebe singing


Purple Martins Male Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea) Mystery spider Swamp Milkweed Beetle Same Swamp Milkweed Beetle


Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata) Turkey and Black Vultures Male Zabulon Skipper    

Durham, NC  5/12/18

Fowler's Toad Mothlike seed Spider wasp Warty Leaf Beetle Same Warty Leaf Beetle

Durham, NC  5/10/18

Tiny weevil False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) Golden-backed Snipe Fly Jumping spider Male jumping spider


Ladybug beetle (Cycloneda munda) Leafhopper Another leafhopper (Balclutha impicta) Whirligig mite Spotted Ladybug Beetle (Coleomegilla maculata)

Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC  5/8/18

Gray Catbird Same Gray Catbird Common Starling    

Durham, NC  5/7/18

Jumping spider Spotted Ladybug Beetle (Coleomegilla maculata) larva Leaffooted bug Leafhopper nymph Whirligig mite, rapidly running in circles


Same whirligig mite Same mite Wheel Bug nymph    

Durham, NC  5/6/18

Beetle on fungus Carolina Wren singing Chipping Sparrow Same Chipping Sparrow Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica)


Mystery wildflower        

Durham, NC  5/4/18

Teneral male Common Whitetail Crab spider (Synema parvulum) Jumping spider (female Pelegrina genus) Juvenal's Duskywing March fly


Pearl Crescent Another Pearl Crescent Another Pearl Crescent Halfway to adult: male Eastern Pondhawk Male Purple Martin


Purple Martins Tiny turtle      

Durham, NC 5/3/18

Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Bess Beetle White Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium albidum) Chipping Sparrow Leaf beetle (maybe a flea beetle)


Mock Strawberry Monarch Same Monarch Anomalous Silvery Checkerspot, perhaps having had an abnormal eclosure Same Silvery Checkerspot


Pearl Crescent on White Clover Pearl Crescent Pearl Crescents on White Clover Silvery Checkerspots on White Clover Mystery Turtle


Wolf spider Male Zabulon Skipper Bristly Mallow      


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