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August 2014

Durham, NC  8/31/14 (local marsh)

Citrus Flatid Planthopper (Metcalfa pruinosa) Male Arabesque Orb Weaver Leafhopper    

Durham, NC  8/30/14

Issid planthopper (Thionia bullata)

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 8/29/14

Ambush bug on aster Same ambush bug Ambush bug on Common Boneset) Eupatorium perfoliatum Carpenter bee on Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Same carpenter bee with ants Mating leatherwing beetles

Green Lynx Spider Crab spider Monkshood Powdery Alligator Flag Southern Sheepkill

Brown Thrasher A crambid snout moth (Elophila obliteralis), seen on a Powdery Alligator Flag leaf Weevil (Haplorhynchites aeneus), very tiny and fast-moving    

Durham, NC  8/28/14

Male Great Blue Skimmer        

Durham, NC  8/27/14

Plume moth on smartweed Brown stink bug Muscadine grapes More muscadine grapes Wolf spider

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  8/27/14

Northern Cardinal Horace's Duskywing Tomatoes on the vine Mating thread-waisted wasps  

Durham, NC  8/26/14

Jumping spider Ailanthus Webworm Moth      

Durham, NC  8/25/14

Red-banded Hairstreak on chives Neoscona crucifera orb weaver, with Japanese Beetle prey    

Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC  8/25/14

Male Sachem Horse fly Pennsylvania Leatherwing Least Skipper Mystery wildflower

This might be an Issidae family planthopper nymph exuvia.

Durham, NC  8/23/14

Orchard Spider Sweat bee on chives      

Durham, NC  8/22/14

Acanalonid planthopper (Acanalonia conica) Ailanthus Webworm Moth Female midge    

Linville Falls, Mitchell County, NC  8/19/14

Flower fly Pink Turtlehead Orchard Spider Linville falls view Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Bear Den Campground, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, NC  8/18-19/14

Yellow Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris) Walking stick on a houseplant Mushrooms Small lobelia Summer Azure

Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) Bigleaf Magnolia Tachinid fly Bear Den Lake An unusual cloud

The Yellow Fringed Orchid and its immediate environment        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  8/16/14

Crossline Skipper Horace's Duskywing Jack-in-the-Pulpit Robber fly Water strider Spurred Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum)  

Durham, NC  8/16/14

Delta Flower Beetle Anomalous pink ironweed flowers Wasp Small robber fly

Durham, NC  8/15/14

Blue Dasher with wasp prey        

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  8/14/14

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Robber fly with prey, probably a leafhopper Another (unusual) Ailanthus Webworm Moth Orb weaver (Mangora genus) Fungus

Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis) Fungus Fungus?  

Durham, NC  8/14/14

White-tailed Deer fawn, originally accompanied by a doe        

Durham, NC  8/13/14

Female American Goldfinch Male American Goldfinch Silver-spotted Skipper Brown Stink Bug  

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  8/11/14

Male Blue Dasher Another male Blue Dasher Bee Killer (Mallophora orsina) Robber fly (Promachus genus) with bee prey Same robber fly

Cucumber Beetle Duskywing Leafhopper Argiope aurantia spider and wasp which was caught temporarily in the web, but escaped Ambush bug

Silver-spotted Skipper Thread-waisted wasp Same thread-waisted wasp Another Silver-spotted Skipper Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Durham, NC  8/11/14

Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) with freshly molted bush cricket prey Assassin bug, Zelus genus Nursery web spider attacking a Basilica Spider Same two spiders Crab spider (Missumessus oblongus)  

Durham, NC  8/10/14 (local marsh)

Megachilid bee on Purple Coneflower Male Great Blue Skimmer hovering with stationary forewings All wings going but in a narrow space Wings all over  

Weevil (Lixus genus) Virginia Dayflower Fly Bee hovering near moss rose  

American Tobacco Trail (Miles 6-4), Durham, NC  8/8/14

Passionflower Partridge Pea Bee on St. Andrew's Cross Seedbox Mushroom

Durham, NC  8/7/14

Rove beetle Feather      

Durham, NC  8/5/14

Black Vulture Longhorn beetle (Prioninae subfamily) Snapping Turtle Rice Stink Bug Mating millipedes

Star-bellied Orb weaver        

Durham, NC  8/4/14

Cellar spider Springtail and fungi      

Durham, NC  8/3/14 (local marsh and moss rose garden)

Weevil, Lixus genus Same weevil Big-eyed bug (Geocoris genus) on moss rose Beetle on smartweed Tiny spider

Aquatic beetle Aquatic beetles Water Primroses St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides) Firefly beetle (Photuris genus) Two mushrooms, one of which was being munched on by a squirrel which fled when I approached.

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