Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


    Archived by-Date Pages

June 2015

Durham, NC  6/30/15

Sweat bee (Agapostemon genus)        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  6/28/15

Bush katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Red-spotted Purple Male Widow Skimmer Flower longhorn beetle  

Teneral Eastern Pondhawk Male Blue Dasher Male Slaty Skimmer Male Great Blue Skimmer Viceroy

Morning glory Two eggs More eggs Transitional adult male Eastern Pondhawk

Durham, NC  6/28/15

Leech Crab spider Beetle    

Durham, NC  6/25/15

Running crab spider (Tmarus genus) Beetle      

Durham, NC  6/24/15

Lace bug Common Buckeye Red Admiral Green Heron Flatid planthopper

Teneral Great Blue Skimmer        

Durham, NC  6/23/15 (seen at night)

Leafhopper (Gyponana cacumina or melanota) Leafhopper (Jikradia olitoria) Leafhopper (Exitianus exitiosis) Rhyparochromid bug (Oxophora picturata) Cryptocephalid beetle

Silktree flowers Fowler's Toad      

Durham, NC  6/22/15

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Pelecinid wasp ovipositing on leaf Caterpillar Issid planthopper (Thionia genus) nymph Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria)

Stink bug nymph Leafhopper Mantis nymph Net-winged beetle May Beetle

Durham, NC  6/21/15

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Bug Fowler's Toad Orchard Spider  

Durham, NC  6/20/15

Tachinid fly (Zelia genus, Dexiini tribe). ID thanks to John F. Carr. Scarab beetle Wolf spider    

Burlington, Alamance County, NC  6/18/15


Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC  6/17/15

Great Spangled Fritillary on Common Milkweed Dogbane Beetle Goatsbeard Silver-spotted Skipper on Dogbane Red Milkweed Beetle

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/17/15

Snipe fly (Chrysopilus quadratus) Twelve-spotted Skimmer Summer Azure Yellow Flag Iris Tiny scarab beetle on Oxeye Daisy

Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  6/17/15

Swan Flower fly Wildflower    

Blue Ridge Parkway, Watauga County, NC  6/16/15

Robber fly Flower fly Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria) Mountain Laurel Silver-spotted Skipper

Tanawha Trail, Watauga County, NC  6/16/15

Gray's Lily flower (Lilium grayi) Crane fly Indian Cucumber Root Galax Linn Cove Viaduct, seen from the Tanawha Trail  

Robber fly (Dioctria genus?)        

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/16/15

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/15/15

Flower fly Robin Wildflower (Spiraea japonica)    

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/14/15

Eastern Garter Snake, wriggled in and out of the grass. On greenway. Great Spangled Fritillary, at the drainage pond Leafhopper, on greenway    

Durham, NC  6/13/15

Flatid planthopper nymphs. The white stuff is growing in multiple places on its body. Duskywing      

Durham, NC  6/12/15

Little Grass Frog Same Little Grass Frog      

Durham, NC  6/11/15

Black Rat Snake        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC 6/10/15

Orchard Spider Male Great Blue Skimmer Juvenile Five-lined Skink Teneral Great Blue Skimmer  

Rice Stink Bug Long-legged fly Teneral Great Blue Skimmer Helmetflower Moth

Katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Sleepy Orange Eggs and exuvia Black Rat Snake Common Buckeye

Durham, NC  6/8/15

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Another acanaloniid planthopper nymph Long-legged fly Ebony Jewelwing Bee

Durham, NC  6/7/15

Velvet ant Same velvet ant Orchard Spider Orchard Spider Planthopper (dorsal view)

A Black Racer, which retreated underground as I came closer Beetle Fly Hump-backed Orb Weaver Planthopper

Shield-backed katydid Katydid nymph Pearl Crescent    

Durham, NC  6/6/15

Leafcutter bee on Daisy Fleabane        

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  6/5/15

Pipevine Swallowtail Another Pipevine Swallowtain (male) Red Milkweed Beetle Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle American Lady

Wild onion Cryptocephalid beetle larva Plant bug (Hyaliodes genus) Female House Sparrow (seen in downtown Raleigh, actually) Red-winged Blackbird

Durham, NC  6/4/15

Basilica Spider        

Durham, NC  6/1/15

Male Purple Martin        

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