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August 2019

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  8/29/19

American Bullfrog Same American Bullfrog Green Frog Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Redbelly Water Snake Same Redbelly Water Snake Robber fly (Promachus genus) Spicebush Swallowtail  

Thread-waisted wasp Tiny weevil on aster petal      

Durham, NC  8/27/19

Beewolf (Philanthus gibbosus) Dusky lady bug beetle dragging aphid Same dusky ladybug beetle dragging aphid Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) Eastern Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) catkins

Fledgling Chipping Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Digger wasp Juvie Five-lined Skink Green Treefrog on Pickerelweed leaf in pond

Green Treefrog on building Jumping spider Long-legged fly Painted Lady on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) Same Painted Lady on Pickerelweed

Seedbox (Ludwigia alternfolia) Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana) White Smartweed (Persicaria attenuata)    

Durham, NC  8/25/19

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Great Blue Skimmer Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Ragweed  

Wild Sensitive Plant (Chamaecrista nictitans) Wildflower Velvet mite St. Andrew's Cross Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata), with fruits

Durham, NC  8/23/19

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata).  An introduced plant which is listed as a "noxious weed" in 46 states. Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum) Male Great Blue Skimmer

Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa) Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina) Ragweed (Ambrosia genus) Spider and mystery object West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum)

Might be Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) Male Zabulon Skipper Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Smooth Flower Spider Horseweed


Durham, NC  8/18/19

Maybe a Milkweed Assassin Bug        

Durham, NC  8/16/19

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk.        

Boone, Watauga County, NC  8/14/19

Aphid Tiny beetle (Lebia ornata).  ID thanks to Yurika Alexander. Ebony bugs mating Ebony bugs on goldenrod Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) flowers

Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) fruits Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) Goldenrod Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinensis) Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Locust Borer Spider (Acacesia genus) Orb weaver

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)


Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  8/14/19

Aphrodite Fritillary and Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Aphrodite Fritillary Hairy Galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata) Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, Aphrodite Fritillary and a skipper Cabbage White on Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Crescent Dark-eyed Junco Flower fly Forest Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus)

Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris) Jack-in-the-Pulpit Aster (Krigia genus) Lake Allegheny Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum)


Monarch and Peck's Skipper Monarch Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida) Purple Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum) Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana)

Black-form female Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Female Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail White Beebalm (Monarda clinopodia) White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)  

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Southern Harebell (Campanula divaricata)      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  8/13/19

Birdvetch (Vicia cracca) Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Crown Vetch (Securigera varia) Male White-tailed Deer Same deer

Eastern Gamagrass Sign associated with the old power plant at the right Old hydroelectric plant that served the New River Light and Power Company from 1915 to 1924, when it was supplanted by another and partially destroyed by dynamite. Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Mystery plant producing many fruits

Goldenrod Goldenrod Groundnut or Potato Bean (Apios americana) Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata) Leafcutter bee

Halberdleaf Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis), not sure if naturalized Morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Raspberries (Rubus idaeus) Red Clover American Robin Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

Mystery tree True Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) Goldenrod Whorled Yellow Loosetrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)  

Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC  8/12/19

View Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum) fruits Filmy Angelica (Angelica triquinata) Fleabane (Erigeron genus)

Hangingfly (Hylobittacus apicalis) Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris) Joe-Pye-Weed Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi).  ID thanks to Kyle Kittelberger.  

Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) Mystery plant Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) Mountain Decumbent Goldenrod (Solidago curtisii) Scaldweed (Cuscuta gronovii)

Scaldweed Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma) Scarlet Beebalm Mountain Decumbent Goldenrod (Solidago curtisii) Spotted Jewelweed

Tall Bellflower Tall Bellflower Female Black-form Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Umbrella Leaf (Diphylleia cymosa) White Beebalm (Monarda clinopodia)

White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata) Another White Wood Aster Mystery wildflower Deepwoods Horsebalm (Collinsonia tuberosa)  

Purple Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) Joe-Pye-Weed, with two Silver-spotted Skippers Deepwoods Horsebalm (Collinsonia tuberosa)    

Boone, Watauga County, NC  8/12/19

Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Crab spider Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Allegheny Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum) Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

Rhododendron Robber Fly (Holcocephala genus).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Small-headed Sunflower (Helianthus microcephalus) Two-lined Froghopper Wild Sweetwilliam (Phlox maculata) Goldenrod

Boone, Watauga County, NC  8/11/19

Ambush bug Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis) Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) American Black Elderberry or Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Goldenrod Groundnut (Apios americana) Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)  

Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa) Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail and Silver-spotted Skipper Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana) Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Durham, NC  8/8/19

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Creeping Cucumber or Guadelupe Cucumber (Melothria pendula) Fledgling Gray Catbird Seedbox Goldenrod  

Durham, NC  8/7/19

Argiope aurantia, on a streetlamp Assassin bug (Zelus genus) Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Green lacewing, fell out of tree  

Durham, NC  8/2/19

Juvie Eastern Bluebird Same juvie Eastern Bluebird

Durham, NC  8/1/19

Jersey Lily (Amaryllis belladonna). Copyright © 2013 by Karl D. Gottschalk Kudzu Bug, side view Ame Kudzu Bug, showing distinctive abdomen shape Leaffooted bug Another leaffooted bug

Mystery object Pickerelweed Spined Soldier Bug Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens)  


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