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May 2014

Durham, NC  5/31/14

Inch-long mantis nymph Goldenrod Spider      

Durham, NC  5/30/14

Mantis nymph on a Coreopsis flower Leafhopper      

Durham, NC  5/29/14

Female Eastern Tailed-Blue (I caught a glimpse of the dark dorsal side of the wings) Bess Beetle Male Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)    

Durham, NC  5/28/14

Blue Dasher Zabulon Skipper Field Cricket Tussock moth caterpillar  

Durham, NC  5/27/14

Jumping spider (probably Synemosyna formica) Same jumping spider      

Durham, NC  5/25/14

Penstemon Turkey Vulture Pennsylvania Leatherwing    

Durham, NC  5/24/14

Red Clover Cabbage White on Bird Vetch Rambur's Forktail Least Skipper on a buttercup  

Least Skipper Leafhopper Eastern Gamagrass (female) Picture-winged fly (Chaetopsis genus)

Appalachian Brown        

Durham, NC  5/22/14

Pearl Crescent Pearl Crescent (dorsal) Stink bug (probably Menecletes insertus) Picture-winged fly Silver-spotted Skipper

Post-mating damselflies Red-shouldered Hawk Paraphidippus aurantius    

Durham, NC  5/21/14

Picture-winged Fly Ladybug larva      

Durham, NC  5/20/14

Painted Skimmer Wolf spider with hairy forelegs Jumping spider (may be Phidippus audax) Click beetle (Ampedus sanguinipennis). ID thanks to Blaine Mathison . Male spider, either a Linyphidiid or cobweb spider

Durham, NC  5/19/14

Chipping Sparrow Question Mark      

Durham, NC  5/17/14

Female Common Whitetail        

Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC  5/16/14


Durham, NC  5/14/14


Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC  5/12/14

Viceroy Spring Azure on a buttercup Grass Pearl Crescent  

Hackberry Emperor        

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  5/11/14

Flower flies Diamond-backed Froghopper Everlasting Pea Golden-backed Snipe Fly Mystery fly (most likely a flower fly)

Long-jawed Orb Weaver Running crab spider Dwarf spider    

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  5/10/14

Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) on a blackberry flower Silvery Checkerspot Atamasco Lily Small bee fly (Aldrichia ehrmanii). ID thanks to Joel Kits . Peppered Jumping Spider

Carolina Satyr        

Durham, NC  5/9/14

Beetle larva? But it looks like a rove beetle, though it didn't act like one. Orb weaver (Synema parvulum) Cottonwood Seed Jumping spider, might be a very faded Peppered Jumper  

Durham, NC  5/8/14

Jumping spider (Synemosyna formica)        

Durham, NC  5/5/14

Wolf spider (Tigrosa georgicola). ID thanks to Laura P. Golden-backed Snipe Fly Another Golden-backed Snipe Fly Caterpillar Hunter beetle with prey, most likely a Fall Cankerworm Moth Jumping spider (Eris militaris)

Durham, NC  5/4/14

Ground Skink (about 1 inch long) Leaffooted bug  

Durham, NC  5/3/14

Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutata), with inchworm prey Bristly Mallow Zebra Swallowtail Burdock Beetle (Leptinotarsa juncta) Tiny orb weaver (Synema parvulum)    

Peter's Garden, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC  5/1/14

Water strider with orange prey Wildflowers Orchard Spider Nodding Trillium Oconee Bells

Bee on fleabane Trout Bee Bee and other insects on dandelion Bee on forget-me-nots

Bee on geranium Wake Robin Trillium Wren Not just a fish (trout?), but mating water striders and winged termite prey  

North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC  5/1/14

American Toad Five-lined Skink Song Sparrow American Toad in a waterfall-like fountain Foxglove

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