Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


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June 2018

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/30/18

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Widow Skimmer Broad-toothed Hedgenettle
(Stachys latidens)
Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Cabbage White


Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Same flower fly Fly Willow Flycatcher Green Lacewing


Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Moth Plant bug (Orthops scutellatus).  ID thanks to WonGun Kim. Male Rambur's Forktail Male Red-winged Blackbird


Juvie American Robin Same juvie American Robin Spotted Jewelweed Stilt Bug Tarnished Plant Bug


Treehopper (Entylia carinata)        

Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC  6/29/18

American Lady Canada Geese Common Milkweed Mansion, seen from lake Monarch


Monarch on Red Clover Moth, maybe victim of spider attack Mountain mint Mushrooms Orchard Spider


Orchard Spider Oxeye Daisies Pale Jewelweed Picture-winged fly (Delphinia picta) Rhododendron


Rhododendron Silver-spotted Skipper St. John's wort Summer Azure Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)


Virginia Spiderwort American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata)


Mystery wildflower, maybe Fly Poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum)        

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/29/18

Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow, with grasshopper prey Same Song Sparrow  

Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC  6/28/18

Crane fly Fire Pink Hangingflies Hangingfly Hangingfly


Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Moth (Rupela genus, maybe) Snout moth (Urola nivalis, maybe) Neighbor Moth (Haploa contigua) Male Common Scorpion Fly


Umbrellaleaf Mystery wildflower Same mystery wildflower Yellow Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)  

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/28/18

Bee Chicory Chipping Sparrow Eastern Kingbird Same Eastern Kingbird


Grackle Iris with Japanese Beetle Another iris Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Leafhopper nymph


Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) Mushrooms Phlox  


Early Queen Anne's Lace blossom Male Red-winged Blackbird Same bird Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow


Summer Azure Strange tree Wild Onion Mystery wildflower  

Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/27/18

Chicory Oxeye Daisy Gray Catbird Phlox Song Sparrow


Phlox with unusual pattern        

Durham, NC  6/23/18

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny beetle Common Milkweed seed pod Green lacewing larva Same green lacewing larva


Jumping spider? Katydid nymph Leafhopper (Graphocephala versuta) Leafhopper nymph (Oncometopia orbona) Long-legged fly

Durham, NC  6/22/18

Young female Citrine Forktail Flatid planthopper Rice Stink Bug    

Durham, NC  6/17/18

This Wheel Bug nymph had just completed a molt, discarding a black exuvia.        

Durham, NC  6/16/18

Cixiid planthopper Flatid planthopper nymphs Issid planthopper (Thionia bullata) nymph Same issid planthopper (Thionia bullata) nymph Queen Anne's Lace

Durham, NC  6/13/18

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Aphid Beetle Flatid planthopper nymph Pennsylvania Leatherwing


Long-legged fly        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  6/13/18

Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana) Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus) Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Little Wood Satyr Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)


Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Red-spotted Purple Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla) Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) Snowberry Clearwing Moth


Snowberry Clearwing Moth Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis) Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa) Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus)


Close-up of same Tuberous Grasspink Water strider Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) Wheel Bug nymph Same Wheel Bug nymph


Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) with bee Mystery wildflower Zebra Swallowtail Barbara' Buttons (Marshallia genus) Bee on Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus)(


Cryptocephalid beetle (Bassareus detritus) Blowfly Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana) Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)


Violet Dancer Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)    

Durham, NC  6/12/18

Green Lacewing Small beetle Planthopper    

Durham, NC  6/11/18

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny beetle Fly Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Leafhopper (Oncometopia orbona) nymph


Leafhopper (Oncometopia orbona) Cixiid planthopper Tarnished Plant Bug Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Another Wild Onion


Turkey Vulture        

Durham, NC  6/10/18

Male Slaty Skimmer Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) Picture-winged Fly (Chaetopsis flavifrons)  

Durham, NC  6/9/18

Antmimic jumping spider False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) Tachinid fly and weevil Hoverfly (Mallota posticata).  ID thanks to Kelsey J.R.P. Byers. Katydid nymph


Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Another Wild Onion      

Durham, NC,  6/8/18

Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Rambur's Forktails mating March fly    

Durham, NC  6/7/18

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Cabbage White Common Milkweed (Asclepia syriaca) with a Carpenter Bee


Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) New downtown building Northern Mockingbird Same Northern Mockingbird


Money Plant (Lunaria annua) A few seed pods of the same plant Phlox? Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) Song Sparrow


Stink bug Common Even Primrose or Sundrops (Oenothera biennis) Thistle Thistle gone to seed Another thistle gone to seed


Abandoned bicycle, which apparently slid down a sharp incline leading to a creek Black-eyed Susan      

Durham, NC  6/5/18

Teneral Blue Dasher Male Blue Dasher Another teneral Blue Dasher Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia) Flies


Ichneumon wasp Mantis exuvia Sedge Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Turkey Vulture


Floating Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia peploides)        

Durham, NC 6/2/18

Maybe a ladybug beetle, very tiny Same beetle Cocklebur Weevil Dusky Ladybug Beetle Froghopper nymph


Same froghopper nymph Grasshopper nymph Leaf beetle (Lema solani).  ID thanks to Blaine Mathison. Northern Cricket Frog Another Northern Cricket Frog


Cixid planthopper Slaty Skimmer Spicebush Swallowtail Same Spicebush Swallowtail  


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