Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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June 2017

Durham, NC  6/30/17

Green Treefrog Same Green Treefrog Mydas Fly Arabesque Orb Weaver Pearl Crescent


Pearl Crescent Picture-winged fly Planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Young Red-headed Bush Cricket nymph  


Silver-spotted Skipper Spotted Ladybug Beetle Stink bug on Pickerelweed Stink bug nymph Tarnished Plant bug and Daisy Fleabane


Tarnished Plant Bug on Daisy Fleabane Weevil Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Two acanaloniid planthopper nymphs Apple Maggot


Billbug on Black-eyed Susan petal Teneral Blue Dasher Blue Dasher Dwarf spider  


Tachinid fly Grasshopper nymph Female Great Blue Skimmer    

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  6/28/17

Daisy Dew on grass More dew on grass Ebony Jewelwing Orb weaver (Mangora genus)


Crossline Skipper? Trailing Wild Bean Treehopper (Acutalis tartarea) Tussock moth caterpillar Spider web, with dew


Dew-laden spider web on grass Another view of the spider web      

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  6/27/17

Female Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis). ID thanks to William Edwards. Same Mocha Emerald Mint flowers and buds Common Water Strider Wasp


Male Widow Skimmer Common Buckeye Carolina Satyr (dorsal view) Teneral Great Blue Skimmer  


Horace's Duskywing Another Horace's Duskywing Jack-in-the-pulpit, with seedhead Meadow beauty Acanaloniid planthopeer nymph

Durham, NC  6/25/17

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Mating planthoppers (Mysidia mississippiensis) Juvie male Eastern Bluebird Handsome fungus beetle (Stenotarsus hispidus).  ID thanks to Vassily Belov.  


Leaffooted bug nymph Stink bug nymph Swamp Milkweed Beetle    

Durham, NC  6/23/17

Leaf beetle (Colaspis genus). ID thanks to Brad Barnd. Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Planthopper (Bothriocera genus). ID thanks to Vassily Belov.  


Red Admiral Male slaty Skimmer Swamp Milkweed Beetle Mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles  


Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny ambush bug on a Black-eyed Susan Aphids and exuviae Aphids; note the adults surrounding the young one. A bumblebee found on a paved trail, which I removed to the leaf of a tree.


Red-headed Bush Cricket Buttonbush flowers near swamp More Buttonbush flowers Cocklebur Weevil Female Common Whitetail


Elongated springtail Flatid planthopper nymph, without fuzz. Fly Green lacewing larve Katydid nymph

Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC  6/18/17

Groundhog (Marmota monax) Same Groundhog Mystery bird in Butterfly House Mystery bird pair Female Northern Cardinal


Female Northern Cardinal Crab floating in lake Crayfish (part of exhibit) Horace's Duskywing Great Blue Skimmer


Gray Catbird Wasp (Scolia nobilitata) Silver-spotted Skipper    

Durham, NC  6/17/17

Mating Rambur's Forktails Orb weaver spinning web Same orb weaver Northern Mockingbird Dion Skipper


Dion Skipper Blue Jay      

Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC  6/15/17

Red-spotted Purple (dorsal view) Question Mark Red-spotted Purple (ventral view) Slaty Skimmer Another Slaty Skimmer


Spider wasp digging More digging Yet more digging The wasp has retrieved a spherical object And carries it away


Tachinid fly Toad bug Virginia Hoverfly Same Virginia Hoverfly Same Virginia Hoverfly on a Common Buttonbush


Water boatman Another water boatman with mysterious circular motion Wildflower on vine Wolf spider and toad bug Wolf spider on feather


Antmimic spider Aquatic beetle and winged insect in trouble Virginia Hoverfly on a Common Buttonbush Common Buttonbushes, not blooming Wolf spider and Northern Cricket Frog


Dragonfly Same dragonfly Male Eastern Amberwing Stilt-legged fly Grasshopper nymph


Ground beetle (Bembidion genus) Mating ground beetles (Bembidion genus) Mystery insect One view of the lake Another view of the lake


Leafcutter bee Leaffooted bug Moth Orchard spider  

Durham, NC  6/14/17

Cixiid planthopper Crane fly with mites Green lacewing struggling at outdoor light Another green lacewing Moth


Wasp Wasp      

Durham, NC  6/13/17 (night)

Leafhopper (maybe Alebra wahlbergi) Leafhopper (Gyponana genus) Lightning bug beetle (Photuris pennsylvanica) Moth Same moth


Planthopper Beetle I'm guessing that this is a march fly.  

Durham, NC  6/13/17 (day)

Derbid planthopper (Mysidia mississippiensis) Flower fly Bush katydid nymph (Scudderia genus) Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta)  


Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria) Another Sibovia occatoria Small mantis nymph Rice Stink Bug Teneral Blue Dasher


Beetle Mating beetles Moth caterpillar    

Durham, NC  6/10/17

Aphid, with injured wings        

Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC  6/8/17

Froghopper (Aphrophora saratogensis). ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Lanternless lightning bug (Lucidota atra) Leafhopper (Scaphytopius genus, subgenus Cloanthus),  ID thanks to John S. Ascher. Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta.)  


Long-legged fly Moth Catalpa flower Varied Carpet Beetle Weevil


Crab spider Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Flower longhorn beetle, probably a victim of a recent spider attack    

Boone Greenway, Watauga County, NC 6/8/17

Heal-all Eastern Phoebe Song Sparrow Song Sparrow Wildflowers

Julian Price Park, Watauga County, NC  6/7/17

Partridgeberry blooms Swimming snake Tadpole Another tadpole  


Wildflower Beetle Golden-backed Snipe Fly Leaf beetle Freshly molted leafhopper nymph



Tanawha Trail, Caldwell County, NC  6/7/17

Mystery beetle Flame Azalia Gray's Lily Another Gray's Lily Plant bug


Female scorpion fly        

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  6/6/17

Chipmunk Crab spider Dark-eyed Junco Eastern Tailed-Blue Fly Poison


Jack-in-the-pulpit bloom View of the lake below from the entrance Water lilies in the lake Owlet moth, near the entrance Rustic Borer


Scorpion fly Soldier beetle (Podabrus fayi) St. John's Wort Stink bug Swan


Water lilies Mystery wildflower Assassin bug with prey? Rustic Borer beetle  


Cabbage White Caddisfly maybe Moses Cone mansion seen from the far end of the lake Some water lilies up close  

Boone, NC  6/6/17

American Goldfinch Singing Gray Catbird Branch of Norwegian Spruce Cones of Norwegian Spruce Oakleaf Hydrangea


Eastern Phoebe Same Eastern Phoebe, singing Same Eastern Phoebe, again singing Male Red-winged Blackbird Same male Red-winged Blackbird


American Robin Female American Robin with nesting material Male American Robin addressing female Mating attempt Vine flowers


Male Ebony Jewelwing Fire Pink Snapping Turtle    

Boone, NC  6/5/17

Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow Song Sparrow Summer Azure Cabbage White


Fledgling American Robin Skipper, maybe a female Sachem Another Song Sparrow Song Sparrow  

Durham, NC  6/3/17

Elongated springtail Green lacewing nymph Katydid nymph Leafhopper nymph Same leafhopper nymph


Mosquito Moth Pselliopus cinctus with prey Red-headed Bush Cricket Beetle


Cocklebur Weevil Same Cocklebur Weevil Crab spider    

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC 6/2/17

Barred Owl Same Barred Owl Teneral Blue Dasher Teneral Blue Dasher Eastern Box Turtle


Carolina Petunia Flea beetle Snipe fly Flower fly Froghopper


Teneral Great Blue Skimmer Green Lynx Spider Helmetflower Ladybug beetle pupa, after predation Leaffooted bug


Red Admiral Spotted Jewelweed bud Stink bug nymph (color in question) Another stink bug nymph attacking a ladybug beetle pupa  


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