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Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines, Moore County, NC 11/28/09
All of the insects in this row were airborne.
|Tiny scarab beetle, about 3 or 4 mm long||Filmy Dome Spider||Stonefly, about 10 mm long||Aphid|
Durham, NC 11/25/09
One last turn through the leaf litter:
|Springtail, showing one antennae and the two-forked "springtail"||Springtail, with a better view of its back, or rather, its iridescence.||This shows what the springtail's back really looks like without reflections.|
|Very tiny springtail||Wolf spider|
American Tobacco Trail (Miles 0-2), Durham, NC 11/20/09
|Common Buckeye||Male Northern Cardinal||Kudzu flower, one of just a few left||Henbit|
Durham, NC 11/16/09
|Wasp (Polistes genus)||Spotted Cucumber Beetle||Bee using tongue to get nectar||Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)||Tiny fly (about 2 mm long), maybe a fungus gnat|
Durham, NC 11/15/09
|Flower fly (Helophilus fasciatus)||Blowfly||Tachinid fly||Another wasp-mimicking fly|
Durham, NC 11/13/09
|Crane fly. You can see the pin-like halteres (vestigial wings) pointing down from the thorax.|
Durham, NC 11/9/09
|Florida Predatory Stink Bug||Ground Beetle (Amara aulica)||Winged ant|
Durham, NC 11/8/09
|Leaffooted Bug||Boxelder Bug, one of at least 5 close together on a Red Maple.||Marsh fly, seen at my local marsh||Flea beetle, seen at local marsh||Tachinid fly (Trichopoda pennipes), seen at local marsh||Adult aphid, caught while flying|
Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC 11/5/09
|Autumn Meadowhawk, about an inch long. See other dragonflies.|
Durham, NC 11/3/09
|Centipede. See other non-insect, non-spider arthropods.||Not sure what this is. It was very tiny, maybe 3 mm long.||Another unfamiliar arthropod, perhaps a centipede|
|Fiery Skipper on a Butterfly Bush||Leaffooted Bug||Funnel Web Spider|
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