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October 2013

Durham, NC  10/31/13

An unusual Orange Sulphur Dorsal view of the same butterfly American Lady Checkered skipper on White Heath Asters

Durham, NC  10/29/13

Pine Warbler Tree Stink Bug Male Pearl Crescent    

Durham, NC  10/28/13

Northern Copperhead Same Northern Copperhead Same Northern Copperhead, about a foot long. The yellowish "tail" shows that it's a juvenile. Bumblebee on White Heath Aster    

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  10/27/13

Green Lynx Spiders: mother and spiderlings with egg sac Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Mating Pearl Crescents Nursery web spider (Pisaurina dubia)  

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/26/13

American Lady on White Heath Aster        

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/22/13

Orb weaver (Araneus miniatus) A hornet attacking a harvestman Female American Goldfinch    

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/20/13

Plant bug (Polymerus basalis).  ID thanks to Yurika Alexander. Moonflower (Ipomea alba) Cuban Brown Anole Sunset scene  

Autumn Crocuses Same Autumn Crocuses Sanderling     

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA  10/20/13

Male House Sparrow Female House Sparrow eating an Ice Plant flower      

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, MS  10/19/13

Great Egret        

Waveland, Hancock County, MS  10/19/13

Male Black-bellied Whistling Duck Female Black-bellied Whistling Duck Two Black-bellied Whistling Duck couples Female Black-bellied Whistling Ducks  

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/18/13

Killdeer Semi-palmated Plover      

Buccaneer State Park, Waveland, Hancock County, MS  10/18/13

Gulf Fritillary Another Gulf Fritillary Little Yellow Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus)  

False Garlic Megachilid bee on goldenrod A view of the park from the road Northern Mockingbird, apparently pretending to be injured  

A chrysalis        

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/17/13

Black Skimmer Black Skimmers flying Willet, plover and Sanderling.  Plover may be nonbreeding Black-bellied. Forster's Tern  

Sanderlings Trailing Wild Bean flowers Trailing Wild Bean showing bean pod Another pea family plant  

Hermit crab Common Buckeye, but a very fast flyer

Opelika, Lee County, AL  10/16/13

Green Lynx Spider, with egg sac Green Lynx spiderlings Honeybee on goldenrod Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle  

Kudzu Bug Lateral view of the same Kudzu Bug      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/15/13

Jumping spider Asian Multicolored Ladybug Beetle Caterpillar (Synchlora genus) Web among White Heath Asters  

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/13/13

Bean Leaf Beetle (Cerotoma trifurcata)        

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/11/13

Crab spider Scorpion fly      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  10/3/13

Jumping spider, maybe Eris militaris Orb weaver (Micrathena mitrata) Stink bug nymph    

Durham, NC  10/1/13

Orb weaver (Tetragnatha genus) Dog-day Cicada Common Buckeye Honeybee on smartweed Mushroom on a stump

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