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October 2020

Durham, NC  10/24/20

Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Tropical Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis) Thicket Bean Weevil Same weevil, with wing showing

Aphid Tiny beetle, it looks like Margaridisa genus, though the abdomen lacks details. Flower fly Ghost spider? Goldenrod (Solidago genus), with unusually small flowers

       
Graffiti        

Durham, NC  10/23/20

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana) Bowl-and-doily Spider Common Boneset Common Wingstem

 

Crane fly Northern Cricket Frog Fungi Maple leaves Pickerelweed and Hairy White Oldfield Asters

 

Pine Siskin, partially obscured Sea Myrtle Song Sparrow Southern Magnolia seedhead Wasp

 

   
Mystery wildflower Mystery wildflower seedheads Mystery wildflower seedheads, some opened    

Durham, NC  10/21/20

Arrowleaf Tearthumb Azalea flower Male Northern Cardinal Gray Catbird Same Gray Catbird

Carolina Chickadee Male Eastern Bluebird Another male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Another female Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird in flight Male Estern Bluebird Male Fiery Skipper Fungus Another fungus

 
Pale Smartweed Partridgeberry Pine Warbler Another Pine Warbler, in a different light  

 
Pink Muhly Grass Redstar Morning Glory Seedbox Song Sparrow  

Song Sparrow Two Song Sparrows Spotted Cucumber Beetle Seedheads of a mystery wildflower Pine Warbler?

 
Pine Warbler Wasp Mystery wildflower bud Redstar Morning Glory  

Durham, NC  10/20/20

Jumping spider (male Colonus sylvanus) Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Leaf beetle (Paria quadrinotata) Antmimic jumping spider (Peckhamia americana) Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica)

Aphid Another aphid Yet another aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupae Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa)

Cabbage White Common Boneset Malaysian False Pimpernel Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum)

Durham, NC  10/19/20

Pine Siskin on Beefsteak Plant Viceroy Fungus on tree stump Blowfly Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Durham, NC  10/18/20

Arabesque Orb Weaver Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Green Lacewing "trash carrier" larva, with pincers showing Jumping spider with aphid prey Red-bellied Woodpecker

       
Woolly aphid, caught in flight        

Durham, NC  10/17/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupae Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupae Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) flower Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) flower

 
Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) seedhead Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) flowers and seedheads Climbing Hempvine Cocoon  

 
Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) seedhead Flower fly (Toxomerus geminatus) Green Lynx Spider Green Stink Bug nymph, 4th instar  

Durham, NC  10/16/20

 
Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)  

Durham, NC  10/15/20

Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flower Another Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flower Another Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flower Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flowers and leaves Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flowers and leaves

 
Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedhead Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) opening seedhead Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) opening seedhead Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) opening seedhead  

Durham, NC  10/14/20

Green Stink Bug nymph (4th instar) Same Green Stink Bug nymph (4th instar) Little Yellow Pearl Crescent Viceroy

       
Virgin's Bower (the very last)        

Durham, NC  10/13/20

Jumping spider (male Pelegrina proterva) Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia) Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Thicket Bean Woolly Bear (Pyrrharctia isabella)

 
Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) Brazilian Vervain (Verbena bonariensis) Clouded Plant Bug Mystery grass  

Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) in transition from flowers to seedhead Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) plant in transition from flowers to seedhead, farther along Close-up of unfolding seedhead of Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) Complete seedhead of Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) Carolina False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) Wasp

Durham, NC  10/12/20

   
Green Treefrog Meadow Katydid Tall Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)    

Durham, NC  10/10/20

Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) Green lacewing Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria sagittata), showing the hairs on the ochrea Mystery wing

       
Bumblebee on Common Wingstem        

Durham, NC  10/9/20

       
Green Stink Bug nymph, fourth instar        

Durham, NC  10/8/20

Twenty-spotted Ladybug Beetle, head tilted Twenty-spotted Ladybug Beetle Weevil Mystery wildflower Mystery beetle

Beggarticks (Bidens genus) Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel Fly Fungi Twin-flagged Jumping Spider

Hairy White Oldfield Asters Mystery nymph Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) Pearl Crescents Sawfly

Durham, NC  10/7/20

Probably a click beetle Crab spider Field Cricket Jumping spider Another jumping spider

Jumping spider (Pelegrina proterva) Scuttle fly Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Ochrea of a Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria sagittata) Pawlonia elongata on Duke U. Campus, Durham, NC.  Introduced from Asia. Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk.

Durham, NC  10/6/20

       
Chinese Mantis, rescued from street, appeared to be injured        

Durham, NC  10/5/20

Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata) Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata) Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata) Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata) Leaf beetle (Calligrapha bidenticola)

Common Buckeye on Pennsylvania Smartweed Carolina Dayflower Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) flowers Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) seedhead Another Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) seedhead

Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) Ocola Skipper Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) Pearl Crescent

   
Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica) Vegetation on the border of a power line cut Sawfly    

Durham, NC  10/3/20

Female antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Same female antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Aphid Yellow-and-black Spider (Argiope aurantia) Leafcutter bee

Female Fiery Skipper Goldenrod Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Another Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Another Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum)

   
Tall Ironweed Scuttle fly Mystery wildflower    

Durham, NC  10/2/20

Dog Fennel Eastern Daisy Fleabane plant (Erigeron annuus) Eastern Daisy Fleabane flower (Erigeron annuus), which has many disk flowers Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) with beetle and showing some of the opened disk flowers Another Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), showing all the little disk flowers 

 

   
Little Whitish Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa) Viceroy West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum)    

Durham, NC  10/1/20

Mating Pearl Crescents Same mating Pearl Crescents, with an interloper Running crab spider Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Flatid planthopper

       
Mating Pearl Crescents        

 

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