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June 2014

Durham, NC  6/30/14

Chrysanthemum Lace Bug Bee fly      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/28/14

Holly Borer (Synanthedone kathyae) Male Ebony Jewelwing Fly Leafhopper Pines

Mystery plant        

Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC  6/28/14

Bumblebee and Japanese Beetle on hibiscus Bee on daisy Great Spangled Fritillary on Butterfly Weed Little Glassywing  

Meadow Fritillary Plant Bug (Neurocolpus nubilus) Crossline Skipper Water strider  

Orchard Spider Little Glassywing on Common Milkweed Great Spangled Fritillary on Butterfly Weed Jack-in-the-Pulpit Cabbage White

Tanawha Trail, Milepost 304, NC  6/27/14

Crab spider on daisy Bug on daisy Fire Pink Fly Poison Fungi and moss

Galax Hangingfly Same hangingfly Moth Flame Azalea

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/27/14

American Robin Song Sparrow Wild Onion Crown Vetch  

Four-flower Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora) Mini-garden      

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/26/14

Ambush bug (rear view) Ambush bug (side view) Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle with aphid prey Plant bug  

Flowers (Spiraea japonica). ID thanks to Eric Hunt. Forget-Me-Not Tortricid moth hanging from grass flowers American Robin Woolly Aphid

Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow, come down to investigate me St. John's Wort Tachinid fly  

Durham, NC  6/25/14

Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Moth (Artace genus) Stink bug Leafhopper (Osbornellus genus). Photo taken at night.  

Ants with leafhopper prey Three of the 11 Mysidia mississippiensis planthoppers that I saw on this leaf      

Durham, NC  6/24/14

Male Great Blue Skimmer Acanaloniid planthopper      

Durham, NC  6/23/14

Derbid planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Black Swallowtail caterpillar Wheel Bug nymph (late instar) Chloropid fly Wolf spider with offspring

Durham, NC  6/22/14

Male American Goldfinch        

Durham, NC  6/21/14

Leafhopper nymph (Oncometopia orbona) Seed bug (Xyonysius genus) nymph. Tentative ID thanks to Vassily Belov Stink bug Mosquito that tried to bite me  

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC  6/20/14

Dogbane Leaf Beetle Mating Yellow-collared Scape Moths Yellow-collared Scape Moth Mystery bird  
Fowler's Toad Leaffooted bug nymph Weevil on a daisy White-lined Burrowing Bug Pipevine Swallowtail

Durham, NC  6/19/14

Green lacewing larva Inch-long mantis nymph Probably a teneral Great Blue Skimmer Rapidly moving spider

Horse fly Same horse fly Leaffooted bug nymph (middle instar) Flower fly on Queen Anne's Lace Long-legged fly

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  6/18/14

Flowers Mangora genus Fungus Earwig  

Durham, NC  6/16/14

Rice Stink Bug Planthopper nymph Male Widow Skimmer Turkey Vulture  

Durham, NC  6/15/14

Singing bird, sounded like a Brown Thrasher and was relatively large, but the beak is wrong. Same bird Ladybug beetle (Mulsantina picta). ID thanks to Vassily Belov Planthopper (Haplaxius pictifrons).  ID thanks to John S. Ascher.  

Channeled Valgus (Valgus canaliculatus) Male Mallard-American Black Duck hybrid Flatid planthopper nymph Another, smaller, planthopper nymph  

Great Blue Heron Ladybug larva turning into a pupa Running crab spider    

Durham, NC  6/14/14

Buffalo Treehopper nymph Ant mimic jumping spider Leafhopper nymph Carolina Petunia Aphids

Orchard Spider Slaty Skimmer Chloropid fly Female Brown-headed Cowbird  

Durham, NC  6/13/14

Eggs and a mite Millipede Orchard Spider (dorsal)  

Durham, NC  6/12/14

Leafhopper nymph Another leafhopper nymph Flower fly Scoliid wasp Jumping spider (male Hentzia palmarum)

Mystery jumping spider Cricket Clubtail    

Durham, NC  6/11/14

Ground Skink        

Durham, NC  6/9/14

Mirid bug nymph Flatid planthopper nymph Flea beetle Katydid nymph Firefly pupa: Pyractomena genus.

Spotted Jewelweed Paper wasp Bess Beetle Katydid  

Durham, NC  6/8/14

Wedge-shaped beetle on a Black-eyed Susan Same wedge-shaped beetle Pearl Crescent Antmimic spider Spittlebug (picked up by accident)

Raleigh (downtown), Wake County, NC  6/7/14

American Lady Same American Lady A mural of former U.S. President Andrew Johnson    

North Carolina Museum of Art (grounds), Raleigh, Wake County, NC  6/7/14

Widow Skimmer        

Prairie Ridge Ecological Station, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  6/7/14

Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Tarnished Plant Bug on wild onion Tumbling flower beetle Warty Leaf Beetle Indian Pink (Spigelia Marilandica)

Coreopsis, Daisy Fleabane, Red Clover flowers Jumping spider (Phidippus clarus)      

Durham, NC  6/6/14

Plant bug Bumblebee Flower fly (Orthonevra genus) Same flower fly Japanese Beetles and a moth

Katydid Male Ebony Jewelwing      

Durham, NC  6/5/14

Jumping spider (female Colonus sylvanus) The same jumping spider Grasshopper nymph Hoverfly (Toxomerus genus) on False Dandelion Billbug (Sphenophorus genus), playing dead. ID thanks to Steve Scholnick.  

Durham, NC  6/3/14

Newly hatched bug nymphs Silver-spotted Skipper      

Durham, NC  6/1/14

Virginia Hoverfly Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) on a False Dandelion Crane fly Jumping spider (Synemosyna formica)  

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