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May 2007

Older photos:   May 2007   April 2007   March 2007   February 2007

 

  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC   5/31/07
Comb-footed spider (Theridion pictipes), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07.   ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban. Northern Pearly Eye, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07.  See other nymphs and satyrs or go to the Butterfly Index. Even more Leaffooted Bug nymphs!  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07.  See more True Bugs. Tumbling Flower Beetle, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07 Xylophagid Fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07

 

Ebony Jewelwing, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/31/07

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC   5/26/07

Cloudless Sulphur, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/26/07. This butterfly has apparently come a long way!  See other Whites and Yellows or visit the Butterfly Index. Silver-spotted Skipper, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/26/07 Deer Fly.  This fly went inside a hat.  Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/26/07 Female Sharpshooter (Oncometopia nigricans).  The other side also had a white spot.   Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/26/07.  Leafhoppers once were classified as Homopterans, but that order has since been split in two, with the "hoppers" in one and the aphids in the other.  See other  Leafhoppers, Weevil, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/26/07

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County   5/25/07

Northern Pearly Eye, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/25/07 Crossline Skipper, on Blue Indigo flower at Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/25/07 Xylophagid fly, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/25/07

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County   5/24/07

Tadpole with hind legs, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Tadpole with hind legs, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Ichneumonid wasp, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Jumping spider (male Thiodina sylvana), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07.  This spider was maybe 13 mm long and definitely in a hurry. Orchard Spider, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07

 

Male Ornate Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus ornatus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC   5/20/07

Crossline Skipper, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07 Male Zabulon Skipper, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07 Adult male Eastern Pondhawk, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07 Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07 Tiny mystery wasp.  Note the little hairs on the leaf. Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07

 

Tiny jumping spider (about 1 mm long), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/20/07.  It was apparently so tiny that it did not see any point in retreating.

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC   5/13/07-5/16/07

Palamedes Swallowtail, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07 Northern Water Snake, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07.  The greenish cast is from grass blades in the foreground. Little Wood Satyr, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07.  This butterfly was missing most of its right forewing. Salt Marsh Skipper, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07

 

 

Scarab beetle, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07 Little Wood Satyr, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07 Anole, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07.  Rather unusual for a Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis), with its dark brown color, crest, and facial markings. Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07.  Same anole as on left. Smooth Flower Spider, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/13/07

Durham, NC  5/13/07

Harnessed Tiger Moth (Apantesis phalerata),

Durham, NC  5/11/07

Glowworm Beetle (Phengodinae subfamily, Phengodidae family), Durham, NC, 5/11/07

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  5/11/07

Great Spangled Fritillary, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07 Ashy Clubtail, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07 Possibly a Deer Fly, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07 Rove Beetle, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07 Darkling Beetle, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07

 

Syrphid Fly (Temnostoma balyras), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/07

 

Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, Durham/Orange Counties, NC   5/10/07

Great Spangled Fritillary, Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07 Silvery Checkerspot, Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07. Halictid bee, Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07 Netwinged beetle, Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07 Blue Corporal, Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07

 

Velvet mite,  Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07.  This mite noticed a black object, probed it and left it behind.  The mite was about 3 mm long.

 

Funnel web spider,  Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, 5/10/07

Asheboro, Randolph County, NC (at or near North Carolina Zoo) 5/9/07

These animals were not part of the formal exhibits, just a fringe benefit of visiting the zoo!

Northern Water Snake, Cypress Garden exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07 Snapping Turtle, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07.  This turtle showed up in a pond in a popular picnicking place near the zoo, apparently expecting a handout. Red-eared Slider, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07.  This was one of many other turtles at the pond also apparently hoping to be fed. Adult Oak Treehopper, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07.  Beauty and truth part ways in this unfortunate photo. Margined Leatherwing Beetle, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07

 

Green Frog, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/9/07.  This frog showed up in the lion exhibit.

North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor trail, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  5/8/07

Smooth Flower Spider, North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor trail, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07, with prey (grasshopper). Lyssomanes viridis, subfamily Lyssomaninae, outdoor trail at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07 Seed bug, North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor trail, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07 Tiny weevil (about 2 mm long), North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor trail, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07.  Perhaps a Straight-snouted Weevil (genus Apion). Beetle, possibly Buprestid, North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor trail, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07.  It was about 15 mm long.

Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, Wake County, NC  5/8/07

Flower fly (Chrysogaster genus, Bracypini tribe), Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 5/8/07 Long-legged fly

Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC  5/6/07

Female Zabulon Skipper, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07 Silvery Checkerspot, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07 Stink bug nymph (Menecles insertus), Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07 Mayfly, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07 Common Green Darner, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07

 

Paper wasp, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07 Golden-backed Snipe Fly, Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07

 

Robber Fly (Laphria divisor), Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 5/6/07

Durham, NC   5/2/07

May Beetle (Phyllophaga rugosa, subfamily Melolonthinae), Durham, NC, 5/2/07.  These are better known as June Beetles, which I think reflects a Northern bias! Moth, Durham, NC, 5/2/07 Moth, Durham, NC, 5/2/07

Durham, NC   5/1/07

Deep-yellow Euchlaena (Euchlaena amoenaria) Moth, Durham, NC, 5/1/07 Treehopper, Durham, NC, 5/1/07 Brown Lacewing, Durham, NC, 5/1/07 Moth, Durham, NC, 5/1/07

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