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September 2018

Durham, NC  9/30/18

Ambush bug Tiny bug Tiny bug nymph and ambush bug Bug nymph Same bug nymph


Bumblebee on Pickerelweed Large native mosquito, the Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata), apparently brought by Hurricane Florence Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata) Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata) Tarnished Plant Bug


Tarnished Plant Bug White Heath Asters      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County 9/25/18  NC

Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea) Same Ailanthus Webworm Moth American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Aquatic flowers  


Redbud Bruchid (Gibbobruchus mimus) on goldenrod.  Species ID thanks to Skip Blanchard, tribe ID by John Rosenfeld. Clouded Skipper Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod Another Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod, opened Jack-in-the-pulpit seedhead


Another Jack-in-the-pulpit seedhead Loosestrife Mushroom Mushroom Fungus


Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom


Mushroom Mushrooms Mushrooms Silver-spotted Skipper  


Spotted Bee-balm (Monarda punctata)        

Durham, NC  9/22/18

Tiny jumping spider Tiny parasitoid wasp Spider web Wolf spider carrying young Antmimic jumping spider


Antmimic jumping spider Tiny beetle Dayflower (Commelina genus) Bug nymph? Maybe Marsh Dew Flower (Murdannia keisak), a member of the Commelinaceae family.  Considered invasive in 46 states.

Durham, NC  9/21/18

Monarch chrysalis Probably a plant bug, on a goldenrod flower Same bug Stink bug nymph Carolina Wren


Mite Wasp      

Durham, NC  9/20/18

Moth Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria).  ID thanks to John Stanard. Eastern Gray Squirrel with apparent tumor Wasp Mating Wheel Bugs


Same mating Wheel Bugs Same mating Wheel Bugs      

Durham, NC  9/17/18

Appalachian Brown Blowfly Common Buckeye Common Buckeye Common Buckeye


Clouded Skipper Flooded field Flooded trail Flower fly on goldenrod  


Great Egret at the Woodcroft Stormwater Wetland Same Great Egret Mallard Pearl Crescent  


Third Fork Creek emptying into field        

Durham, NC  9/11/18

Hackberry Emperor Another Hackberry Emperor Another Hackberry Emperor A fourth Hackberry Emperor Monarch


Thread-waisted wasp Wolf Spider with egg sac      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  9/6/18

Monkshood Micrathena mitrata American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) Water strider Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird.     

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  9/4/18

Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same hummingbird Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead (seen on the woodland trail) Long-jawed orb weaver Obedient Plant


Orb weaver with beetle prey Another orb weaver Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus).  ID thanks to Cliff Ivy. Thread-waisted wasp  


Brown Thrasher Juvie Brown Thrasher Adult Brown Thrasher Adult Brown Thrasher feeding offspring  


Carolina Chickadee Hoverfly in flight Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Yet another juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Another juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting Cardinal Flower


Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird at Cardinal Flower Hovering juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird      


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