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June 2006

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Penny's Bend, 6/30/06

Megachilid Bee (Megachile genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/30/06 Delta Flower Beetle, Penny's Bend, Durham County, NC, 6/30/06. Small Carpenter Bee (Ceratina genus, Zadontomerus subgenus, Xylocopinae subfamily) on a Smooth Coneflower, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/30/06.  ID thanks to John S. Ascher, Ph.D. Halloween Pennant, Penny's Bend, Durham County, NC, 6/30/06. Mystery Moth, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/30/06

Durham, NC, 6/28-30/2006

Probably a braconid wasp, Durham, 6/28/06 Long-legged fly, Durham, 6/28/06 Froghopper, Durham, 6/30/06 Spined Assassin Bug nymph, Durham, 6/28/06 Ladybug Beetle Pupa? Durham, NC, 6/29/06

 

Female Eastern Amberwing, Durham, 6/28/06

New Hanover County, NC

Whitish tiger beetle (Cicindela gratiosa), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/06.  Although these beetles were numerous in the heart of CBSP, I've never seen them there (or anywhere else) before.  Thanks to Herschel Raney for ID. Female Little Blue Dragonlet, Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06.  Sure it's a dragonlet, not so sure it's this species. Green Anole, New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, NC, 6/23/06.  Fruit flies (Senopterina genus), Ft. Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06.  Note the black triangles on the otherwise translucent wings. Robber Fly (Efferia albibarbis), Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06

 

Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/06 Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver, same spider Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver, Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06 Mydas Fly, New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, NC, 6/23/06

 

Cicada nymph skin, discarded by adult cicada. Ft. Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06 Female Yellow-and-Black Argiope, Fort Fisher, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06 Red-banded Hairstreak, Ft. Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 6/22/06 Six-lined Racerunner, Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 6/23/06

Durham, NC, 6/19/06

Aphid, Durham, 6/19/06 Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilus triangularis), Durham, 6/19/06 Same Water Scavenger Beetle. Durham Blue Dasher, female or juvenile

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/17/06

Orange Sulphur.  See other Sulphurs and Whites. Leafhopper (Sibovia occatoria, subfamily Cicadellinae).  See other leafhoppers. Bee fly Katydid nymph.  See other katydids, grasshoppers, and crickets. Leaf beetle.  See other beetles.

Durham, NC, 6/17/06

Rhopalid bug.  See other True Bugs. Mating ladybug beetles.  See other beetles. Young male Eastern Pondhawk with prey.  See other dragonflies. Broad-headed bug Window-winged Moth (Tortricidae family).  See other moths.

Eno River SP, Old Cole Mill Road access, Orange County, NC, 6/15/06

Early instar Leaffooted Bug nymphs.  See other True Bugs. Late instar Wheel Bug nymph with prey (a Ladybug Beetle larva) Leafhopper Xylomid fly (Rachicerus obscuripennis).  See other True Flies.

 

White-tailed Deer.  See other mammals. Little Wood Satyr.  See other nymphs and satyrs. Black-shouldered Spinylegs.  See other dragonflies. Fowler's Toad.  See other frogs and toads. Horse Fly (Tabanus fulvulus) Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta), Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Rd. access, Orange County, NC, 6/15/06

Durham, 6/13/06

Mating Stilt-legged Flies, Durham, 6/13/06 Same mating Stilt-legged Flies, Durham, 6/13/06 Picture-winged Fly, Durham, 6/13/06 Same Picture-winged Fly

 

Male Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea), Durham, 6/13/06 Longhorned beetle, Durham, 6/13/06 Flower fly, Durham, 6/13/06 Female ground spider, Durham, 6/13/06

Duke Forest, Korstian Division, Orange County, NC, 6/11/06

Wheel Bug nymph, Korstian Division, Duke Forest, Orange County, NC, 6/11/06.  See more True Bugs. Ground Skink.  See more lizards. Pillbug.  See more crustaceans. Variable Dancer (Argia fumipennis), Duke Forest, Korstian Division, Orange County, NC, 6/11/06 Stink bug (Mormidea lugens). This little critter was about inch long.  See more True Bugs.

Johnston Mill, Orange County, NC, 6/10/06

Ichneumonid wasp.  See more members of the Hymenoptera order. Oriental Cockroach eating (very poisonous) Amanita mushroom. Wheel Bug Nymph. 

 

Hackberry Emperor.  See more Emperors and some Snouts. Maybe a European Hornet.  Very large, over an inch long. Green Stink Bug Lauxaniid flies: mating pair and a possible interloper.  See more flies.

 

This ant was trying to do something with this treehopper (Campylenchia latipes), but seemed at a loss.  See more hoppers.

Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC, 6/9/06

Variegated Fritillary Long-horned beetle.  See other beetles. Mirid bug nymph.  See other True Bugs. Mirid bug, maybe adult of same species. Beetle (Mordellidae family) on flower. 

June 7, 2006 (Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC)

Web-spinning Sawfly.  See other sawflies. Bee fly, possibly Hemipenthes genus.  See other flies. Solitary bee.  See other bees.

June 4, 2006 (Penny's Bend, Durham County, NC)

Calico Pennant.  See more dragonflies. Maturing male Widow Skimmer.  The abdomen is becoming blue. Horntail, a very big wasp (about 2 inches long).  See more wasps. Mystery insects.  See more mystery critters.

 

Possibly a Tumbling Flower Beetle (member of the Mordellidae family). Perhaps same type of beetle.  See more beetles. Mating weevils Wheel Bug nymph, apparently of a different instar from those below, to judge from the abdominal spots. Ebony Jewelwing

June 3, 2006 (Durham, around neighborhood)

Female Fiery Skipper.  See more Fiery Skippers. Mystery Insect.  This one was very tiny, less than inch long.  See Mystery Critters. Orange-tipped Leaffooted Bug. Maybe the (dead) larva of a Water Scavenger Beetle.  It was about an inch long.  There were several of them, sticking their "tails" up to the water's surface in a deep puddle. A live Water Scavenger Beetle larva.

June 2, 2006 (Durham, power line cut)

White-lined Burrower Bug (Sehira genus), a True Bug that is a member of the Cydnidae family.  See more True Bugs. Jumping spider.  You can see four of its eight eyes.  No, it isn't smiling - that's just where the fangs start!  See Spiders Page.

 

Possibly an immature male Blue Dasher with prey.  See more Dragonflies. Bee Fly (Hemipenthes sinuosa).  See more Flies. Wheel Bug nymph.  See more True Bugs. Scentless Plant Bug.  See more True Bugs. Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle.  See more Beetles.
© 2006 Dorothy E. Pugh

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