Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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November 2010

American Tobacco Trail (Miles 4-6), Durham, NC  11/22/10

Jumping plant louse (Psyllidae family, Psylloidea superfamily, Sternorrhyncha suborder, Hemiptera order) Same jumping plant louse, about to fly.  It was about 2 mm long. A view from the trail to a Woodcroft neighborhood. Wildflower  

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC  11/21/10

Northern Cricket Frog Pearl Crescent Speckled Sharpshooter (Paraulacizes irrorata).  See other leafhoppers. Hepatica leaf  

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  11/18/10

Passionvine in large meadow on new trail Green-headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata)      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  11/17/10

Carolina Anole, apparently molting        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  11/17/10

Small Milkweed Bugs on a Swamp Milkweed pod Fall foliage at the border of one field      

Greenville, NC  11/12/10

All of these were found in an unmowed meadow.

Southern Skipperling Field Cricket (Gryllus genus) Eastern Phoebe Ground beetle Flower fly (Eristalinus aeneus), found on a sewer access pipe at the edge of the meadow.

Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC  11/11/10

In a small period of time, five species of flower flies (Syrphidae family) showed up. 

Flower fly (Pseudodoros clavatus, subfamily Syrphinae) Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax), a relatively large flower fly that looks very much like a honey bee. Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus?) Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus) Flower fly (Helophilus fasciatus)

Fiery Skipper Chinese Mantis          

Pettigrew State Park, Washington County, NC  11/11/10

Brown Stink Bug (Euschistus servus) Spider (Neoscona arabesca) Spider (Neoscona domiciliorum) Diamond-backed Froghopper Flower fly (Eristalis transversa)

Red Admiral.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Halictid bee. maybe Lasioglossum genus      

River Park North , Greenville, NC  11/10/10

Adult aphid Sleepy Orange Variegated Fritillary.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Cormorant.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Sweet Everlasting, its Asteraceae family membership more obvious  

Greenville, Pitt County, NC 11/10/10

Seen in a large, unmowed field

Showy Rattlebox (Crotalaria spectabilis)        

Durham, NC  11/9/10

Rough Stink Bug Closeup of a crane fly, showing the halteres (vestigial wings), which look like straight pins Aquatic snails Boxelder Bug  

Durham, NC  11/8/10

Crane flies mating, two of hundreds seen that day Pearl Crescent My local marsh (once a swamp) Another view of my local marsh  

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