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August 2020

Durham, NC  8/7/20

Feather-legged Orb Weaver (Uloborus glomosus) Marbled Orb Weaver Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis)    

Swamp Agrimony flowers Swamp Agrimony leaves and flowers More Swamp Agrimony flowers Wandering Glider  

Durham, NC  8/6/20

Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Sharpwing Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus) St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides) Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Triangulate Orb Weaver        

Durham, NC  8/4/20

Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) bud, from China and invasive Froghopper nymph, with a bit of foam still on it Same froghopper nymph, later Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph Adult Red-headed Bush Cricket


Mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles Black Vulture Red-necked Cane Borer Great Blue Skimmer Web


Mottled Tortoise Beetle Same Mottled Tortoise Beetlle Golden Tortoise Beetle    

Durham, NC  8/2/20

False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) seedhead Goldenrod (Solidago genus) Mushroom Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula) Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Male Eastern Bluebird Goldenrod Skeletonizing leaf beetle (Ophraella conferta) Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Just a small part of an area covered with wood chips        

Durham, NC  8/1/20

Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens) Mystery eggs False Nutsedge (Cyperus strigosus) Grass? Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia)

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) White-banded Crab Spider on Dogbane Hemp Mystery wildflower Close-up of the mystery wildflower  


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