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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

 

   
Crab spider Anomalous pink ironweed Mystery wildflower    

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) Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) 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)

 

       
Grasshopper        

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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