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November 2019

Durham, NC  11/9/19

Strange cloud formation at the head of a cold front.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk        

Durham, NC  11/8/19

Male Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Chipping Sparrow Same Chipping Sparrow Female Eastern Bluebird

Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia) Tufted Titmouse Eastern Gray Squirrel    

Durham, NC  11/7/19

Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis) Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Inchworm New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)  

Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Mock Strawberry Another Mock Strawberry Orb weaver Pennsylvania Smartweed

Sac spider        

Durham, NC  11/6/19

Aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetles larvae squaring off Checkered skipper Checkered skipper  

Ground beetle Parasitoid wasp Same wasp Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler

Sea Myrtle        

Durham, NC  11/4/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva predating on a green lacewing larva Seen earlier, this might the green lacewing larva seen on left. Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva predating on a winged aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva predating on what might be a spider

Parasitoid wasp Wolf spider Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larvae Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus)

Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) "Trash carrier" green lacewing larva curled up "Trash carrier" green lacewing larva, showing head with pincers  

This might be a raid on another ant nest, but that's just a guess.  There were a number of winged ants there. Ants carrying a much bigger larva; the size difference makes me suspect a raid. The remains of an aphid, possibly attacked by a green lacewing larva Dwarf spider Mite


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