Pettigrew State Park, Washington County, NC
|Lake Phelps. The brown color of this conifers suggests the effects of our severe summer drought.|
|Brown Stink Bug (Euschistus servus)||Spider (Neoscona arabesca)||Spider (Neoscona domiciliorum)||Diamond-backed Froghopper||Flower fly (Eristalis transversa)|
|Web-spinning Sawfly (Onycholyda amplecta)||Peppered Jumping Spider||Ichneumonid wasp||Pearl Crescent||Concealer Moth (Mathildana newmanella). ID thanks to Bob Patterson.|
|Longhorned Fairy Moth (Adela caeruleella)||Deer fly, caught while buzzing around my head. I later released it, although another that bit my leg was less fortunate.||Scorpion fly||Same scorpion fly, different view||Male Zabulon Skipper|
|A true bug with exuvia from a recent molt stuck to a wing. It was able to fly away, however.||Flower crab spider||Snipe fly||Diurnal firefly (Ellychnia genus)||Elongate Orb Weaver with winged Eastern Subterranean Termite prey|
|Redbelly Water Snake||Same Redbelly Water Snake. Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk|
This park was pleasantly warm and alive with insects and wolf spiders when we visited, during a time when both the Triangle and the Outer Banks were cold and generally miserable. This apparently wasn't an anomalous warm spell: we went from cold to warm to cold all in the same day traveling to the coast.
|Sleepy Orange, Pettigrew family cemetery, Pettigrew State Park, Washington County, NC, 1/1/06. Stage II. This one was a big surprise!|
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