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November 2020

Durham, NC  11/30/20

Green lacewing larva Horsehair worms, maybe mating Another pair of horsehair worms, perhaps mating Hoverfly larva swallowing an aphid  


Mite, member of Parasitidae family     Orb weaver  

Durham, NC  11/28/20

Aphid Planthopper Sweetgum tree Wasp  

Durham, NC  11/27/20

Common Yellow Wood-sorrel Common Dandelion Annual Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Pumpkin, left in neighborhood        

Durham, NC  11/26/20

Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Aphid Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia virginica) Brown lacewing larva Another brown lacewing larva attacking an aphid while another aphid looks on

Bug on Hairy White Oldfield Aster Cutleaf Coneflower Globular springtail Hairy White Oldfield Aster seedhead Hairy White Oldfield Aster

Horned Passalus Jumping spider (Hentzia genus) Leaf beetle, probably a Strawberry Rootworm (Paria fragariae) Malaysian False Pimpernel Maple leaf

Red Maple leaves Dwarf spider (Ceraticelus genus) Mystery spider    

Durham, NC  11/25/20

Female Northern Cardinal Chipping Sparrow Male House Finch Female Red-bellied Woodpecker Same female Red-bellied Woodpecker

Same female Red-bellied Woodpecker Eastern Gray Squirrel with nut      

Durham, NC  11/24/20

Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata) Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata) Sea Myrtle seedheads Buttonbush seedheads  

Durham, NC  11/23/20

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker with nut        

Song Sparrow        

Durham, NC  11/22/20

Aphid Bowl-and-doily Spider Brazilian Vervain Brown Lacewing (Micromus posticus)  

Cobweb spider (Euryopis funebris) Crab spider Inchworm American Robin Another American Robin

Mystery spider Swamp Smartweed Vine    

Durham, NC  11/21/20

Green Stink Bug Hairy White Oldfield Asters Pennsylvania Smartweed Mystery wildflower seedhead  

Durham, NC  11/20/20

Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Probably an Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva, Durham, NC, 11/20/20 Same larva Long-jawed orb weaver (Glenognatha foxi) Probably an orb weaver

Orb weaver Pirate Wolf Spider Planthopper (Criomorphus) Same planthopper (Criomorphus) Mystery spider

Brown Stink Bug Wasp      

Durham, NC  11/19/20

Male Eastern Bluebird        

Hairy White Oldfield Aster Yellow-rumped Warbler Another Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Durham, NC  11/18/20

Male House Finch Mystery bush flowers, with hoverfly      

Durham, NC  11/17/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pair (female on top) Tiny fly Mystery bush flower, with blowfly and tiny fly (shown on left) Hairy White Oldfield Asters Ichneumon wasp

Japanese Maple Leafhopper Jumping spider Jumping spider young (Paraphidippus aurantius) Jumping spider Pirate wolf spider

Thicket bean Aphids Aphids    

Durham, NC  11/16/20

Carolina Chickadee Male Eastern Towhee Same male Eastern Towhee Same male Eastern Towhee Forsythia flower

Japanese Mazus (Mazus japonica) Sea Myrtle Turkey Vulture Same Turkey Vulture  

Durham, NC  11/15/20

Female Northern Cardinal Creeping Eryngo ¬†(Eryngium prostratum) Wildflower seedheads    

Durham, NC  11/14/20

Male House Finch Leaf-footed bug Carolina Chickadee    

Durham, NC  11/13/20

Northern Mockingbird Mushroom Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica) Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flower Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) unfolding seedhead Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) unfolding seedhead

Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedhead Close-up of part of swamp at edge of marsh Long view of that swamp Close-up of Water Ferns (Azolla filiculoides) with a few Common Duckweeds (Lemna minor).  Common Duckweeds are flowering plants, but Water Ferns are not.  The flowers of Common Duckweeds are too small to be seen without a magnifying lens.  

Water Ferns and Common Duckweed Marsh, as seen from the field Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupa Chinese Witchhazel (Hamamelis mollis) Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)

Turkey Vulture Yerba-de-tajo (Eclipta prostrata)      

Durham, NC  11/10/20

Aphid Another aphid (maybe not alive) Chipping Sparrow Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus)

Miniature Rose Seed pods Planthopper Maple leaves? Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia)

Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse Yellow leaves    

Durham, NC  11/9/20

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Female Eastern Towhee White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow

Durham, NC  11/8/20

Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren      

Durham, NC  11/7/20

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Begonias (Begonia semperflorens) Probably a male Red-winged Blackbird Female Northern Cardinal Cloudless Sulphur

Male Eastern Bluebird Local forest Another view of local forest Millipede (Sigmoria aberrans) Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

Juvie female and male Red-winged Blackbirds Song Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupa

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupae Climbing Hempvine Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) Marsh, seen from field    

Durham, NC  11/6/20

Aphid Another aphid Euonymus japonicus fruit Another Euonymus japonicus fruit Bowl-and-doily Spider

Euonymus japonicus bush Male Fiery Skipper Jumping spider (Colonus sylvanus) Same jumping spider Same jumping spider

Durham, NC  11/5/20

Hairy White Oldfield Asters Sea Myrtle Wheel Bug Buprestid beetle (Dicerca caudata) Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Northern Mockingbird Same Northern Mockingbird Same Northern Mockingbird    

Durham, NC  11/4/20

Chloropid fly Mating scuttle flies (most likely Diplonevra nitidula)      

Durham, NC  11/3/20

Aphid Another aphid Another aphid, standing on end Another aphid Another aphid

Another aphid Brazilian Vervain (Verbena brasiliensis) True bug Japanese Maple Leafhopper Crab spider

Flea beetle (Crepidodera genus) Fly Hairy White Oldfield Aster Another Hairy White Oldfield Aster Hairy White Oldfield Aster seedhead

Hoverfly larva Japanese mazus (Mazus japonica) Ladybug beetle larva Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Little Bluestem

Lynx spider Same lynx spider Star-bellied Orb weaver Same Star-bellied Orb weaver Same Star-bellied Orb weaver

Two-lined Froghopper Wasp Whirligig Mite    

Durham, NC  11/2/20

Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Jumping plant louse (Cacopsylla brevistigmata) Marsh fly Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Flatid planthopper?

Running crab spider        

Durham, NC  11/1/20

Female Northern Cardinal Same female Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal


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