Critter Blog: April 2006

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Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 4/28/06.   

Two views of a fruit fly.


Young mantid (less than an inch long) Sphecid wasp dragging a spider Male and female aphids Mating Water Striders Ashy Clubtail Mourning Cloak Caterpillar


Juvenal's Duskywing, I think!  Variegated Fritillary Carolina Satyr Common Buckeye Common Whitetail

Durham, NC, 4/28/06

Scorpionfly Tipulid Crane Fly Mating Flower Files Elongate Long-jawed Orb Weaver This fly walked effortlessly across the water, to and from land.

Durham, NC, 4/25/06

Female Fragile Forktails:  The leftmost forktail bumped the middle one off the leaf, and they both left. American Lady, Durham Gray Catbird Large Flat-headed Wood-boring Beetle (Buprestidae family) Stink Bug (Menecles insertus)? nymph (probably not 5th instar)


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Durham 4/25/06.  This butterfly had trouble escaping from our deck and came up to the window.  Note the mostly missing hind wing. Large Bee Fly Male Sachem

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