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June 2007

Older photos:   May 2007   April 2007   March 2007   February 2007

Thanks to John and Jane Balaban for IDs of the crambid moth and of several obscure spiders.

  Fort Fisher State Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC   6/21/07
Bee fly, Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/21/07 Bee fly, Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/21/07 Scarab beetle, Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/21/07 Moth (Palpita quadristigmalis, Spilomelini tribe, Pyraustinae subfamily, Crambidae family), Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/21/07 Willet, Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/21/07

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC   6/23/07

Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver, Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/07 Tiphiid wasps (Myzinum genus), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/07, struggling to get into one little hole in the sand. Golden Silk Spider (Nevila clavipes), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/07.  At first I thought it was an Argiope, but the pattern was completely different.

Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC   6/19/07

Horse fly (Tabanus fairchildi), Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07 Rove beetle, Jordan Lake Gameland, 6/19/07.  The foreshortened abdomen was raised in the air. Casebearer beetle larva, Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07.  You can see the little feet on the bottom. Grass spider (Agelenopsis pennsylvanica?), Jordan Lake gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07 Long-jawed Orb Weaver, Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07

 

Female Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07 Long-legged fly, Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07 Pearl Crescent, Jordan Lake Gameland, Chatham County, NC, 6/19/07

Durham, NC  6/17/07

Spined Assassin Bug nymph (Sinea genus), Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  This bug was about 3 mm long. Planthopper nymph, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  This nymph was about 1 mm long.  It's mostly facing the camera, with its right eye visible. Stilt-legged Fly, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  Tumbling Flower Beetle, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  This beetle was very tiny, maybe 2 or 3 mm long.  Here you can't see the head. Leafhopper (Grapho-cephala genus), Durham, NC, 6/17/07. 

 

Eggs, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  This egg mass, laid on a cattail leaf, was about 6 mm long.  See other eggs. Case-bearer beetle larva, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  You can just barely see the little legs near the bottom. Robber fly, Durham, NC, 6/17/07 Scarab beetle, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.  Mosquito larvae, Durham, NC, 6/17/07.   This is just a subset of a ball of possibly hundreds of such larvae.

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC   6/16/07

Shining leaf chafer, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07 Firefly beetle (possibly Lucidota atra), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07 Click beetle (Dalopius genus), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07 Green Bottle Fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07 Lauxaniid fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07

 

Velvet mite, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07 Ichneumonid wasp, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07  Ghost spider, Anyphaenidae family, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/16/07. 

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC   6/15/07

Swamp Milkweed Beetle, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Wheel Bug nymph, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/15/07 Leaffooted Bug nymph, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Moth, Tebenna gemalis, Choreutinae subfamily, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/15/07.  ID based on John Davis' Moth Photo Page, #2644 Orb weaver (Neoscona genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507

 

Mystery leafhopper, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Dogbane Beetle, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Margined Leatherwing, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Scarab beetle, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507 Clay-colored Leaf Beetle, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/15/07

 

Maybe a Florida Cooter, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/1507.  This turtle showed up on ridge level, far from the river.  It was very large, at least a foot long.  See other turtles.

Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC  6/12/07

Eastern Box Turtle, Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 6/12/07.  Photo taken by Karl D. Gottschalk.

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  6/10/07

Little Glassywing, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/10/07.  Photo taken by Karl D. Gottschalk.  See more grass skippers or go to the Butterfly Index.

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  6/9/07

Summer-form Question Mark, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07.  See more Anglewings or visit the Butterfly Index. Ebony Jewelwing, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07.  See other damselflies. Crossline Skipper, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07 Tumbling Flower Beetle, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07.  See other beetles. Net-winged Beetle, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07

 

Metallic Crab Spider (Philodromus maxi) spider, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/9/07

Durham, NC   6/8/07

Fishfly (family Corydalidae), Durham, NC, 6/8/07.  See other Megaloptera. Hangingfly (order Mecoptera), Durham, NC, 6/8/07

Durham, NC   6/7/07

Mangora genus spider, Durham, NC, 6/7/07.  This spider was about 5 mm including legs.

 

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