Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


   Archived by-Date Pages

November 2013

At home, 11/22/13

My attempt to imitate Al Franken, at least for the continental US. I drew it without reference to any outside source, not even Franken's video.        

Durham, NC  11/23/13

A mysterious tie that Maybe a Dewdrop Spider Same Dewdrop Spider Humpback Orb Weaver  

Southern Village, Orange County, NC  11/22/13

Painted Lady        

Durham, NC  11/22/13

Kudzu Bug        

Jordan Lake Gamelands, Chatham County, NC  11/17/13

Crayfish in a hole Jordan Lake, with gulls Dried-up pond    

Durham, NC  11/17/13

Chinese Mantis        

Durham, NC  11/16/13

Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi) Buffalo Treehopper Diamond-backed Froghopper Pirate spider (Mimetus genus) Member of the dung fly family (Scathophagidae).

Durham, NC  11/15/13

Jumping spider (Eris militaris) Lauxaniid fly Brown lacewing larva with aphid prey Long-jawed orb weaver  

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  11/12/13

Double-crested Cormorant White Ibis Sanderlings Artificial rainbow created by a fountain in Carolina Lake  

Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/12/13

Sleepy Orange Common Buckeye Double-crested Cormorants    

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  11/11/13

Willet The beach itself Male Boat-tailed Grackle    

Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/11/13

Little Yellow Green Anole      

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  11/11/13

Male Wood Duck in breeding plumage Peking Duck      

Battery Buchanan, Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/11/13

Asters in the sand Windsurfer      

Battle Acre, Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/10/13

Common Buckeye and Gulf Fritillary among Firewheels Firewheels Gulf Fritillary on Firewheel and Common Buckeye flying away Vesper Sparrow  

An Orange Sulphur on a Firewheel        

Durham, NC  11/9/13

Ichneumon wasp, Ephialtini tribe, Pimplinae subfamily. ID thanks to  Bob Carlson.        

Durham, NC  11/8/13

Firefly beetle larva (maybe Photuris genus) Same firefly beetle larva Same firefly beetle larva    

Durham, NC  11/7/13

Ant mimic spider (Castaneira amoena) Red-headed Bush Cricket      

Durham, NC  11/3/13

Nymph and adult barklice (and a bonus aphid in the corner). Left one is Echmepteryx hageni according to John F. Carr. The one of the right is Metylophorus noveascotiae, according to V. Belov.      

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC  11/2/13

Little Bluestem (Andropogon scoparius)        

Sandhills Horticultural Garden, Pinehurst, NC  11/2/13

A creek        

Southern Pines, Moore County, NC  11/2/13

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) Leaffooted bug        

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