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September 2017

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/28/17

White Ibis Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean Snowy Egret standing barriers used in lake dredging process Dogday cicada exuvia Post-mating Common Green Darner pair

 

     
Post-mating Common Green Darner pair Male Common Green Darner in flight      

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  9/28/17

Female Pileated Woodpecker, one of four of this species seen One of the several ponds Sand wasp? Lone Virginia Spiderwort flower Wharf Crab

 

 
Brown-headed Nuthatch Common Buckeye caterpillar, with exuvia still attached Hovering Common Green Darner Horse fly  

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/27/17

Gulf Fritillary Another Gulf Fritillary Long-tailed Skipper Another Long-tailed Skipper Yet another Long-tailed Skipper

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  9/27/17

Queen Long-tailed Skipper Monarch Gulf Fritillary Pink Muhly Grass

 

Wandering Glider Spot-winged Glider Wandering Glider, one of about seven Another Wandering Glider in the same group Saddlebags

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler (migrating) Same Black-throated Blue Warbler Same Black-throated Blue Warbler Female Painted Bunting, a summer resident.  ID thanks to Harry LeGrand. Same female Painted Bunting

 

Tricolored Heron Mating stick insects (Anisomorpha ferruginea) Bee fly Fowler's Toad Male Common Green Darner

 

       
Carolina Anole        

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/26/17

     
Snowy Egret "dancing" Same Snowy Egret      

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  9/26/17

Bee fly (Poecilognathus punctipennis) on a Purple False Foxglove flower.  Wildflowers were sparse in the sandy sections of the park, and this species was most conspicuous. Red-bellied Woodpecker Same Red-bellied Woodpecker Female spider wasp (Psorthaspis sanguinea).  Genus ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth and species ID (as well as sex) to Bob Biagi Square-headed Wasp (Tachytes genus).  ID thanks to John S. Ascher.

 

Square-headed wasp (Tachytes genus). Bee fly (Poecilognathus punctipennis) on a Purple False Foxglove flower.  Dogday cicada Firewheel Grasshopper

 

   
Lily pond Mourning Cloak Pine Warbler    

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Kure Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/26/17

First winter Herring Gull Juvie Laughing Gull with remains of a large fish Non-breeding Laughing Gull Palm Warbler, near Visitor Center Another Palm Warbler, near Visitor Center

 

Male Sand Fiddler Crab Another male Sand Fiddler Crab Tern struggling against the wind Wharf Crab, near the Visitor Center Another Wharf Crab, near the Visitor Center

 

Wharf Crab Willet Same Willet Bee fly Tiny insect

 

   
Crow Dune Bluecurls, being considered for federal listing Fiddler crabs    

 

 
Fiddler crabs Male Boat-tailed Grackle Another male boat-tailed Grackle working the fish remains Great Egret  

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (Basin Trail), Kure Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/25/17

Carolina Anole, sort of displaying Ant with a big head Mating Common Buckeyes Acorn and Carrion Beetle Firewheel

 

Gulf Fritillary and asters Gulf Fritillary on vine Mystery object with interested insects, such as small flies.  A Carrion Beetle was there and shown in a separate photo. Long-tailed Skipper Male Eastern Pondhawk

 

Small robber fly Another small robber fly Sabatia stellaris Another Sabatia stellaris Salt Marsh Skipper on aster

 

     
Clouded Skipper White Ibises      

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/25/17

Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret, in flight Snowy Egret crouching Great Egret taking off Four-spotted Pennant

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  9/25/17

Willet Same Willet in foamy water Same Willet Same Willet Ruddy Turnstone w/ prey

 

     
Sanderling Wild Poinsettia or Fire on the Mountain      

Piney Woods Park, Durham, NC  9/23/17

 
Ambush bug (front view) American Lady Ants and aphids Bee  

 

Mystery bug nymph Sycamore Seed Bug Sycamore Seed Bug and mystery bug nymph Fly Gall

 

Meadow Beauty Plane overhead Spined Micrathena Tachina Fly Same Tachina Fly

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC  9/21/17

Green Lynx Spider Painted Lady Another Painted Lady Same Painted Lady Same Painted Lady

 

Robber fly Same robber fly Skipper Tiny spider Head of large turtle

 

 
Carolina Anole Same Carolina Anole Seed bug? Coral Honeysuckle  

 

Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Froghopper (Clastoptera genus).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Same froghopper Funnel-web spider, which has attached its web to part of an American Beautyberry, i.e., some fruits Female American Goldfinch

 

     
American Goldfinch, partially hidden Same American Goldfinch      

Durham, NC  9/18/17

Northern Cricket Frog Green Treefrog Leaffooted bugs mating Moth Potter Wasp

 

     
Rose Two-lined Froghopper      

Durham, NC  9/17/17

Appalachian Brown Caterpillar Cockroach Crab spider Tiny jumping spider "dancing"

 

     
Tiny black jumping spider Spotted Jewelweed flower      

American Tobacco Trail, NC  9/16/17

Kudzu bloom More Kudzu blooms Monarch Paraguayan Purslane Red-spotted Purple

 

       
Cloudless Sulphur        

Durham, NC  9/15/17

Sycamore Seed Bug Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pair.  The male shifted around quite a bit. Same pair More shifting Tiny orb weaver spinning a web

 

Braconid wasp Damselfly Leaffooted Bug on smartweed Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetles mating on smartweed Leopard Slug

 

       
Nursery web spider        

Durham, NC  9/12/17

Gray Squirrel with Black Walnut Same squirrel showing wound Green Treefrog at pond Another Green Treefrog at the pond Another Green Treefrog at a nearby building

 

Moth victim of fungi Local pond with litter Female Common Scorpion Fly Same female Common Scorpion Fly White Morning Glory

 

     
Mating bugs (probably plant bugs) Molting male Eastern Towhee      

Durham, NC  9/10/17

Goldenrod Stowaway Moth, an owlet moth (Cirrhophanus triangulifer) on smartweed. ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban. Potter Wasp Red-spotted Purple Wasp (Scolia nobilitata) Woolly aphid

 

   
Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Crab spider Ailanthus Webworm Moth    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  9/7/17

 
Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at Cardinal Flower Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird  

 

Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, in tree Jack-in-the-pulpit berries Orb weaver web Bee Clouded Skipper

 

 
Crab spider Flea beetles, with leaf damage Male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch  

 

Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch

 

   
Same male American Goldfinch Green Lynx Spider Hummingbird Clearwing Moth    

Durham, NC  9/5/17

Appalachian Brown Bowl-and-doily Spider Fowler's Toad Jumping spider (Phidippus genus) Same spider

 

     
Orb weaver web Weevil on aster      

Durham, NC  9/3/17

Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) Red-banded Hairstreak Moth Orb weaver with prey Same orb weaver

Durham, NC  9/2/17

 
Stink bug nymph Long-jawed orb weaver, ironically, on the edge of a Bowl-and-doily Spider web Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Eastern Phoebe  

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