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September 2018

Durham, NC  9/30/18

Ambush bug Tiny bug Tiny bug nymph and ambush bug Bug nymph Same bug nymph

 

Bumblebee on Pickerelweed Large native mosquito, the Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata), apparently brought by Hurricane Florence Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata) Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata) Tarnished Plant Bug

 

     
Tarnished Plant Bug White Heath Asters      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County 9/25/18  NC

 
Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea) Same Ailanthus Webworm Moth American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Aquatic flowers  

 

Redbud Bruchid (Gibbobruchus mimus) on goldenrod.  Species ID thanks to Skip Blanchard, tribe ID by John Rosenfeld. Clouded Skipper Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod Another Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod, opened Jack-in-the-pulpit seedhead

 

Another Jack-in-the-pulpit seedhead Loosestrife Mushroom Mushroom Fungus

 

Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom Mushroom

 

 
Mushroom Mushrooms Mushrooms Silver-spotted Skipper  

 

       
Spotted Bee-balm (Monarda punctata)        

Durham, NC  9/22/18

Tiny jumping spider Tiny parasitoid wasp Spider web Wolf spider carrying young Antmimic jumping spider

 

Antmimic jumping spider Tiny beetle Dayflower (Commelina genus) Bug nymph? Maybe Marsh Dew Flower (Murdannia keisak), a member of the Commelinaceae family.  Considered invasive in 46 states.

Durham, NC  9/21/18

Monarch chrysalis Probably a plant bug, on a goldenrod flower Same bug Stink bug nymph Carolina Wren

 

     
Mite Wasp      

Durham, NC  9/20/18

Moth Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria).  ID thanks to John Stanard. Eastern Gray Squirrel with apparent tumor Wasp Mating Wheel Bugs

 

     
Same mating Wheel Bugs Same mating Wheel Bugs      

Durham, NC  9/17/18

Appalachian Brown Blowfly Common Buckeye Common Buckeye Common Buckeye

 

 
Clouded Skipper Flooded field Flooded trail Flower fly on goldenrod  

 

 
Great Egret at the Woodcroft Stormwater Wetland Same Great Egret Mallard Pearl Crescent  

 

       
Third Fork Creek emptying into field        

Durham, NC  9/11/18

Hackberry Emperor Another Hackberry Emperor Another Hackberry Emperor A fourth Hackberry Emperor Monarch

 

     
Thread-waisted wasp Wolf Spider with egg sac      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  9/6/18

Monkshood Micrathena mitrata American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) Water strider Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird

 

   
Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird.     

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  9/4/18

Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same hummingbird Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead (seen on the woodland trail) Long-jawed orb weaver Obedient Plant

 

 
Orb weaver with beetle prey Another orb weaver Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus).  ID thanks to Cliff Ivy. Thread-waisted wasp  

 

 
Brown Thrasher Juvie Brown Thrasher Adult Brown Thrasher Adult Brown Thrasher feeding offspring  

 

Carolina Chickadee Hoverfly in flight Another Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Yet another juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Another juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting Cardinal Flower

 

     
Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird at Cardinal Flower Hovering juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird      

 

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