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August 2017

Durham, NC  8/30/17

Fledgling male Eastern Bluebird Same bird Male Fiery Skipper Female Fiery Skipper Flesh fly

 

 
Flower fly Same flower fly Female Great Blue Skimmer Leaffooted bug  

 

Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog Nursery web spider Pearl Crescent Seedbox flower

 

 
Silver-spotted Skipper Snout moth Tachinid fly Virgin's Bower  

 

Argiope aurantia Blue Dasher Brown Thrasher Dogday cicada Female Eastern Amberwing

Durham, NC  8/28/17

       
Female Eastern Amberwing        

Durham, NC  8/23/17

     
Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Thread-waisted wasp on Common Boneset      

Durham, NC  8/21/17 (Solar Eclipse, peaking at 2:43 pm, at 93% totality)

Crescent suns on the road Same view, a little different Crescent suns on a doorstep Crescent suns on a flagstone Crescent suns on another flagstone

 

 
Crescent suns on leaves Same view, a little different Crescent suns on road Artistic treatment of crescent suns  

 

     
Partial eclipse, 2:13 pm EDT Karl D. Gottschalk's photo of crescent suns      

Durham, NC  8/20/17

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Little fruit fly? Planthopper Rice Stink Bug Two-lined Froghopper

Durham, NC  8/18/17

     
Snapping Turtle, which apparently came up the hill into our yard and then went across the street to a cul-de-sac island. Same Snapping Turtle      

Durham, NC  8/16/17

       
Planthopper parasite moth caterpillar (Fulgoraecia exigua)        

Durham, NC  8/15/17

Twenty-spotted Ladybug Beetle larva Weevil (Lixus genus) Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Snowberry Clearwing Moth Another Snowberry Clearwing Moth

 

Rain backlit by the sun Backlist rain closer Long-jawed orb weaver spinning a web among Water Primroses at the local pond Wasp Female Zabulon Skipper

 

     
Female Zabulon Skipper Male Zabulon Skipper      

Durham, NC  8/14/17

 
Leaffooted bug nymph (late instar) Red-headed Bush Cricket Snout moth Female Zabulon Skipper  

 

     
Male Zabulon Skipper on ironweed Female Zabulon Skipper      

Durham, NC  8/11/17

   
Katydid Leafhopper Nursery web spider    

North Carolina Museum of Art grounds, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

     
Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird      

Downtown Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

 
Female House Sparrow Female/fledgling House Sparrows Sculpture Silver-spotted Skipper  

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  8/10/17

Cloudless Sulphur Eastern Wood-Pewee Flycatcher Female Eastern Towhee Fledgling

 

Indigo Bunting Passionflower Pipevine Butterfly Female House Finch Hopper

 

Female Red-winged Blackbird Variegated Fritillary Yellow Bladderwort A saddlebags Same saddlebags

 

       
Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle        

Durham, NC  8/7/17

Red-spotted Purple Rose Silver-spotted Skipper Wolf spider Female Zabulon Skipper

 

   
Blue Dasher Clouded Skipper Least Skipper    

Durham, NC  8/5/17

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on my butterfly bush Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Pickerelweed at the local pond Same Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Monarch on my butterfly bush Same Monarch

 

Same Monarch Male Eastern Pondhawk Slaty Skimmer Squash plant Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

 

   
Green Treefrog Cardinal Flower Teneral Blue Dasher    

Durham, NC  8/3/17

False Dandelion Leafcutter bee on goldenrod Stink bug Mystery wildflower Male Zabulon Skipper

Durham, NC 8/2/17

 
Planthopper (Rhyncomitra microrhina) Prominent moth caterpillar Red-headed Bush Cricket Another Red-headed Bush Cricket  

 

Long-legged fly Female Zabulon Skipper Appalachian Brown Carolina Dayflower Cricket

 

     
Ichneumon wasp Spicebush Swallowtail on Pickerelweed      

 

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