Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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August 2016

Durham, NC 8/30/16

Green Treefrog Another Green Treefrog Leaffooted bugs mating Orb Weaver Click beetle



Durham, NC 8/29/16

Eastern Phoebe Same Eastern Phoebe Green Treefrog Corn Earworm Moth eggs (Dagger moth?)

Durham, NC 8/28/16

Fledgling Carolina Wren Pearl Crescent      

Hoop Pole Natural Area, Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, NC 8/25/16

Green Anole Seaside Dragonlet Sand Fiddler Crab Seaside Dragonlet Seaside Dragonlet

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, NC 8/25/16

Ruddy Turnstone Ghost Crab Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle (Habroscelimorpha dorsalis media) Same Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle Rabbit


Cicada Killer wasp Red-winged Blackbirds Needham's Skimmer    

Pine Knoll Shores, Carteret County, NC 8/24/16

Laughing Gull helping itself to fishing bait Sanderling Herring Gull Laughing Gull? Tern


Ghost Crab exuvia        

Fort Macon State Park (nature trail), Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, NC 8/24/16

Bee fly (Exoprosopa fasciata) Female Golden Silk Spider (dorsal view) Female Golden Silk Spider (ventral view) Male Golden Silk Spider (dorsal view) Male Golden Silk Spider (ventral view)


Golden Silk Spider pair Another Golden Silk Spider pair Mourning Dove Female Needham's Skimmer Red-banded Hairstreak


Salt Marsh Mallow Probably a Common Shore Tiger Beetle Trailing Wild Bean Cloudless Sulphur  

Pine Knoll Shores, Carteret County, NC 8/23/16

Laughing Gull with fish prey Sanderling Wave Another wave Willet landing

Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, Carteret County, NC 8/23/16

First-year White Ibis and Little Blue Heron White Ibis family, with very young one hiding in the grass Four White Ibises, including two juvies Juvie White Ibis Same juvie White Ibis


Two juvie White Ibises Nearly mature White Ibis Great Egret Cloudless Sulphur  

Pine Knoll Shores, Carteret County, NC 8/22/16

Sanderling Willet Another Willet Gull landing Gull landed


Sunset Gull flying      

Durham, NC 8/21/16

Monarch Mating Ocola Skippers Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Female Great Blue Skimmer Fledgling male Eastern Bluebird


Canada Geese, flying west More Canada Geese Cloudless Sulphur Same Cloudless Sulphur  


Female Great Blue Skimmer Same female Great Blue Skimmer Teneral female Great Blue Skimmer Ocola Skipper Silver-spotted Skipper


Long-legged fly        

Durham, NC 8/20/16

Tawny Emperor        

Durham, NC 8/18/16

Fledgling Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Cocklebur Weevil Damselfly Female Fiery Skipper


Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Ocola Skipper Robber fly (Promachus genus)


Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Same Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Tufted Titmouse Common Starlings

Durham, NC 8/17/16

Small (young?) Arabesque Orb Weaver Juvie female Eastern Bluebird Male Common Whitetail Long-legged fly Ocola Skipper on smartweed


Male fiery Skipper Same male fiery Skipper Clouded Skipper Saddlebags Bean plant

Durham, NC 8/16/16

Silver-spotted Skipper        

Durham, NC 8/15/16

Blue Dasher Male Common Whitetail Green Treefrog Another Green Treefrog Orb weaver


Spider Wolf spider Mating damselflies    

Durham, NC 8/14/16

Male Eastern Amberwing Juvie male Eastern Bluebird Another juvie male Eastern Bluebird Same juvie male Eastern Bluebird Ocola Skipper


Male Eastern Pondhawk Wasp Male Eastern Bluebird, almost mature Drone Fly  

Durham, NC 8/12/16

Imperial Moth Zebra Swallowtail    

Durham, NC 8/11/16

Male American Goldfinch Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Silver-spotted Skipper Female Eastern Amberwing Same female Eastern Amberwing


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Male Blue Dasher Teneral Blue Dasher Juvie Five-lined Skink Grasshopper


Sleepy Orange Another Sleepy Orange Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black-tailed Red Sheetweaver Mystery dragonfly


Female Sachem Anomalous teneral Common Whitetail      

Durham, NC 8/10/16

Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Leafhopper (Coelidia litoria) nymph      

Durham, NC 8/9/16

Green Treefrog Leaffooted bug      

Durham, NC 8/8/16

Red-shouldered Hawk Black form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Same Black form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail    

Durham, NC 8/7/16

Swamp Milkweed Beetle Freshly molted leafhopper The leafhopper's exuvia, seen nearby Male Zabulon Skipper  

Durham, NC 8/6/16

Cabbage White Little Glassywing Robber fly Rose Snout moth


Green Treefrog Northern Cricket Frog Convergent Ladybug Beetle Least Skipper Same Least Skipper


Crescent moon Long-jawed orb weaver with prey Bat    

Durham, NC 8/5/16

Crab spider (young Mecaphesa dubia) Flower fly Female Zabulon Skipper Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Same Hummingbird Clearwing Moth


This Hummingbird Clearwing Moth tried every cluster on this Butterfly Bush        

Durham, NC 8/4/16

Ambush bug Dorsal view of the same ambush bug Teneral Blue Dasher Cardinal Flowers Crane fly


Teneral Gray (Copes?) Treefrog Same Gray (Copes?) Treefrog Grasshopper Dodder Great Blue Skimmer


Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Horace's Duskywing Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Jumping spider


Little Glassywing Picture-winged fly Silver-spotted Skipper Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Male Zabulon Skipper


Sweat bee on goldenrod Thick-headed fly (Stylogaster neglecta) in flight. ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban.      

Durham, NC 8/3/16

Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird admiring a Trumpet Creeper flower (with nearby bean pod) Robber fly (Promachus genus) Probably the same robber fly!    

Durham, NC 8/2/16

Ocola Skipper Silver-spotted Skipper Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth


Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth        

Durham, NC 8/1/16

Fledgling Carolina Wren Tachinid fly Tiny leafhopper, on finely detailed leaf Ocola Skipper  


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