Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus), Durham, 9/28/09.
Harmless Syrphid Fly (Sphiximorpha,
subfamily Eristalinae), Durham, 10/24/05. The big eyes and short
antennae give it away.
Yellow Jacket (Vespula vulgaris?), Durham, NC, 11/20/08.
Note the long, black antennae.
Virginia Flower Fly
virginiensis, subfamily Eristalinae), Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 7/1/06.
Note the flattened abdomen, a characteristic apparently peculiar to syrphid flies.
Paper wasp (Polistes genus) on Pinkweed. Durham, NC, 9/5/09
Grape Root Borer Moth
Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange
County, NC, 5/1/09. Its species name acknowledges this
scurrying madly along atthe ground atMason
Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/1/07. It is a
type of wasp that is part of the velvet ant family.
Harmless checkered beetle (Enoclerus ichneumoneus), Penny's Bend Nature
Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/4/09. Granted, this insect is
never found in the same environments as the Cowkiller and hardly
moves. It may be a coincidence that they look so similar, but as
we'll see later, red and black are a winning combination.
Bitter-tasting Male Monarch, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve,
Durham County, NC, 8/2405. This butterfly gets its taste from
milkweed family alkaloids it consumes.
(Limenitis archippus), Durham, NC, 9/14/05. The hind wing bands
give it away.