Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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August 2018

Durham, NC  8/28/18

Ambush bug Long view of "well-camouflaged" Maybe a sweat bee Planthopper Stink bug


Goldenrod Spider Anomalous pink ironweed (Vernonia genus) Swamp Agrimony  (Agrimonia parviflora)    

Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA  8/23/18

Summer Fishfly (Chauliodes pectinicornis)        

Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA  8/22/18

Chipmunk Same chipmunk Same chipmunk Eastern Wood-Pewee Flower fly (Toxomerus genus)


Great Spangled Fritillary Same Great Spangled Fritillary Great Spangled Fritillary Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) Another Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) flowers


Hog Peanut Northern Pearly Eye Same Northern Pearly Eye Little Glassywing on Oxeye Daisy  


Squash bug (Anasa tristis) nymph at Johnson Farm.  ID thanks to Yurika Alexander. Stink bug nymph Tree fruit, perhaps once covered with orange seeds Male Violet Dancer (Argia fumipennis violacea)  


Wasp with crab spider; the wasp flew away. White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata) Bee Same bee


Bees on Common Wingstem Tiny beetle      

Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA  8/21/18

Aster Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) Pearl Crescent Same Pearl Crescent American Goldfinch


Monarch Moth Red Clover Spider web White-tailed Deer looking like a kangaroo


White-tailed Deer Whitetop Aster Yarrow    

Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA  8/20/18

Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis) Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta) Fish (in Abbott Lake) Fungi Fungus


Great Blue Heron Leafhopper, Texananus genus Monarch Spreading False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula) Female Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail


Mystery tree fruit, likely covered with orange seeds originally Spider web White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) White-tailed Deer Whitetop Asters (Sericocarpus asteroides)


Mystery wildflower Another mystery wildflower Male Zabulon Skipper    

Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA  8/19/18

Male Eastern Amberwing Fish Another fish Great Blue Heron with fish prey Heal-all


Least Skipper Lobelia Monarch Northern Pearly Eye Male Pipevine Swallowtail


Pipevine Swallowtail on ironweed Male Red-winged Blackbird Same male Red-winged Blackbird Spotted Jewelweed  

Durham, NC  8/17/18

Ambush bug Egg mass Stink bug    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  8/16/18

Sleepy Orange visiting a Salt Marsh Mallow Scolia nobilitata wasp visiting a Green Coneflower Small Milkweed Bug Tadpole  


Another tadpole Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola) Wasps mating Amphibian eggs  


Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead


Another Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead A third Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead      

Durham, NC  8/14/18

Mottled Tortoise Beetle (Deloyala guttata) Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) Tiny spider with egg sac Common Wingstem Bush cricket


Maybe older female Citrine Forktail Fly      

Durham, NC  8/13/18

Monarch on goldenrod Same Monarch Mushroom Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)


Wasp Weevil Argiope aurantia with grasshopper prey Same Argiope aurantia.  Small spider on top left was a member of another species. Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on asters


Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Casebearer beetle Dogday cicada nymph Same dogday cicada nymph Goldenrod (Solidago genus)



Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  8/8/18

Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Female Seaside Dragonlet Moth


Morning glory (Ipomoea genus, might be a hybrid species) Longhorn bee on Firewheel Same longhorn bee Maybe an Eastern Bluebird  

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  8/7/18

Antlion (Vella fallax) Aster?  Notably missing from the guidebooks. Male Brackish-water Fiddler Crab Comet Darner Eastern Pine Barrens Tiger Beetle


Lichens Golden Silk Spider pair Indigo Bunting Meadow Beauty (Rhexia genus) Pitcher plants


Pitcher plants More pitcher plants Male Eastern Pondhawk, transitioning to adulthood Southern Bee Killer Southern Magnolia


Wharf crab Mystery wildflower Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris fimbriata) Another Yellow-eyed Grass  

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  8/6/18

Prairie Warbler Male Sand Fiddler Crab Same Sand Fiddler Crab Female Seaside Dragonlet Another female Seaside Dragonlet


Another female Seaside Dragonlet Male Seaside Dragonlet Another male Seaside Dragonlet Yet another male Seaside Dragonlet Skipper


Female Boat-tailed Grackle Mystery bird Great Egret Needham's Skimmer?  

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  8/5/18

Canada Goose looking askance at me Same Canada Goose Female Mallard Sanderlings (actually on the beach)  


Juvie Tricolored Heron Same Tricolored Heron Same Tricolored Heron with "catch"    

Durham, NC 8/4/18

Aquatic beetle Aquatic snail Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) Moth (Olethreutes sericorana) Mottled Tortoise Beetle


Mottled Tortoise Beetle Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) Red-headed Bush Cricket, linking problem cannot be fixed. Springtail Wolf spider

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