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September 2012

Durham, NC  9/27/12

Dainty Sulphur Same Dainty Sulphur      

Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC  9/26/12

Common Buckeye Large Milkweed Bugs.  Adult has apparently recently molted. May be the adult's exuvia. Swamp Milkweed  


Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 9/26/12

Mating leatherwing beetles Carolina Satyr Asters Arabesque Orb Weaver  

Moth (and much smaller insect on the right) on goldenrod (Salidago genus) Dew-laden spider web Northern Cricket Frog    

Durham, NC  9/25/12

Issid planthopper        

Durham, NC  9/23/12

Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) Flower fly (Meromacrus acutus, Eristalinae subfamily)      

Durham, NC  9/21/12

Purple False Foxglove flowers Male Great Blue Skimmer      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/19/12

Damsel bug nymph Orchard Spider Nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira) Spotted Cucumber Beetle on Bidens aristosa aster Phidippus genus jumping spider

Sac spider (Clubionidae family).  Note the spinnerets at the end of the abdomen. Kyron thinks it might be a Clubiona genus member.        

Durham, NC  9/18/12

Argiope Broad-nosed weevil Jumping spider (atypical Phidippus audax?) with prey Long-legged fly  

Durham, NC  9/15/12

Leaffooted Bug Pearl Crescent      

Raleigh, NC, downtown  9/14/12

House Sparrow Sunset Megachilid bee on Common Boneset Same bee Same bee

Butterfly mural near Moore Square        

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh  9/14/12

Cloudless Sulphur on a Spotted Jewelweed Sculptures Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), an introduced plant found in the Atlantic coast states from Virginia to Florida.    

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  9/13/12

Mystery fly, a scorpion fly mimicker Mystery tree Silvery Checkerspot Ichneumon wasp  

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/12/12

Smooth Flower Spider on a Bidens aristosa Jumping spider, maybe a male Hentzia palmarum, probably freshly molted Rather white Little Yellow Ocola Skipper Somehow this eclosing Cloudless Sulphur got rotated 90° by the thumbnail software. 


Carolina Satyr Argiope aurantia Filmy Dome Spider Bee fly  

Argiope aurantia Crab spider Nursery Web Spider Leatherwing beetle with eclosing failure  

Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC  9/11/12

A black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a thistle Passionflower Viceroy Painted Lady on a Bidens aristosa aster  

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Crab spider attacking a bee Cloudless Sulphur Little Yellow on white morning glory Moth

Adult and nymph Large Milkweed Bugs Very young Large Milkweed Bug nymph attacking an older one Sleepy Orange on white morning glory Flower longhorn beetle on a Bidens aristosa flower.  

Sleepy Oranges and Pearl Crescents puddling Sleepy Oranges Grass Snowberry Clearwing Moth  

Ichneumon wasp        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  9/9/12

Appalachian Brown May be a Pselliopus cinctus assassin bug, but normally they are orange. Common Buckeye Carolina Satyr  

Wandering Glider Sleepy Orange Robber fly (Efferia genus) Margined Leatherwing Beetle on an aster Bee fly

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/9/12

Jumping spider (male Hentzia palmarum) Two-lined Froghopper      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/8/12

Hackberry Emperor (dorsal) Hackberry Emperor (ventral) Pearl Crescents on deer scat, complete with persimmon seeds Yellow-collared Scape Moth  

Carpenter bee Jumping spider (Tmarus genus)      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/7/12

Male Goldenrod Crab Spider Looper moth visiting Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) flowers Owlet moth (Spragueia leo).  Thanks to Richard C. Hoyer  for the genus ID and Maury J. Heiman for the species ID. Common Scorpion Fly    

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  9/6/12

Orb weaver (Mangora gibberosa)        

Durham, NC 9/5/12

Flatid planthopper Common Looper Moth      

Durham, NC  9/4/12

Green Lynx Spider Pearl Crescent Spotted Cucumber Beetle Another view Mating thread-waisted wasps

Durham, NC  9/2/12

Green Lynx Spider on a street lamp pole Northern Pearly Eye Chinese Mantis Virginia Opossum, seen at 10 pm  

Durham, NC  9/1/12


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