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September 2017

Piney Woods Park, Durham, NC  9/23/17

 
Ambush bug (front view) American Lady Ants and aphids Bee  

 

Mystery bug nymph Sycamore Seed Bug Sycamore Seed Bug and mystery bug nymph Fly Gall

 

Meadow Beauty Plane overhead Spined Micrathena Tachina Fly Same Tachina Fly

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC  9/21/17

Green Lynx Spider Painted Lady Another Painted Lady Same Painted Lady Same Painted Lady

 

Robber fly Same robber fly Skipper Tiny spider Head of large turtle

 

 
Carolina Anole Same Carolina Anole Seed bug? Coral Honeysuckle  

 

Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Froghopper (Clastoptera genus).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Same froghopper Funnel-web spider, which has attached its web to part of an American Beautyberry, i.e., some fruits Female American Goldfinch

 

     
American Goldfinch, partially hidden Same American Goldfinch      

Durham, NC  9/18/17

Northern Cricket Frog Green Treefrog Leaffooted bugs mating Moth Potter Wasp

 

     
Rose Two-lined Froghopper      

Durham, NC  9/17/17

Appalachian Brown Caterpillar Cockroach Crab spider Tiny jumping spider "dancing"

 

     
Tiny black jumping spider Spotted Jewelweed flower      

American Tobacco Trail, NC  9/16/17

Kudzu bloom More Kudzu blooms Monarch Paraguayan Purslane Red-spotted Purple

 

       
Cloudless Sulphur        

Durham, NC  9/15/17

Sycamore Seed Bug Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pair.  The male shifted around quite a bit. Same pair More shifting Tiny orb weaver spinning a web

 

Braconid wasp Damselfly Leaffooted Bug on smartweed Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetles mating on smartweed Leopard Slug

 

       
Nursery web spider        

Durham, NC  9/12/17

Gray Squirrel with Black Walnut Same squirrel showing wound Green Treefrog at pond Another Green Treefrog at the pond Another Green Treefrog at a nearby building

 

Moth victim of fungi Local pond with litter Female Common Scorpion Fly Same female Common Scorpion Fly White Morning Glory

 

     
Mating bugs (probably plant bugs) Molting male Eastern Towhee      

Durham, NC  9/10/17

Goldenrod Stowaway Moth, an owlet moth (Cirrhophanus triangulifer) on smartweed. ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban. Potter Wasp Red-spotted Purple Wasp (Scolia nobilitata) Woolly aphid

 

   
Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Crab spider Ailanthus Webworm Moth    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  9/7/17

 
Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at Cardinal Flower Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird  

 

Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, in tree Jack-in-the-pulpit berries Orb weaver web Bee Clouded Skipper

 

 
Crab spider Flea beetles, with leaf damage Male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch  

 

Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch

 

   
Same male American Goldfinch Green Lynx Spider Hummingbird Clearwing Moth    

Durham, NC  9/5/17

Appalachian Brown Bowl-and-doily Spider Fowler's Toad Jumping spider (Phidippus genus) Same spider

 

     
Orb weaver web Weevil on aster      

Durham, NC  9/3/17

Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) Red-banded Hairstreak Moth Orb weaver with prey Same orb weaver

Durham, NC  9/2/17

 
Stink bug nymph Long-jawed orb weaver, ironically, on the edge of a Bowl-and-doily Spider web Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Eastern Phoebe  

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