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June 2018

Durham, NC  6/17/18

This Wheel Bug nymph had just completed a molt, discarding a black exuvia.        

Durham, NC  6/16/18

Cixiid planthopper Flatid planthopper nymphs Issid planthopper nymph Same issid planthopper nymph Queen Anne's Lace

Durham, NC  6/13/18

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Aphid Beetle Flatid planthopper nymph Pennsylvania Leatherwing


Long-legged fly        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  6/13/18

Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana) Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus) Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Little Wood Satyr Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)


Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Red-spotted Purple Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla) Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) Snowberry Clearwing Moth


Snowberry Clearwing Moth Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis) Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa) Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus)


Close-up of same Tuberous Grasspink Water strider Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) Wheel Bug nymph Same Wheel Bug nymph


Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) with bee Mystery wildflower Zebra Swallowtail Barbara' Buttons (Marshallia genus) Bee on Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus)(


Mystery beetle Blowfly Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana) Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)


Mystery damselfly Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)    

Durham, NC  6/12/18

Green Lacewing Small beetle Planthopper    

Durham, NC  6/11/18

Acanaloniid planthopper nymph Tiny beetle Fly Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) Leafhopper (Oncometopia orbona) nymph


Leafhopper (Oncometopia orbona) Cixiid planthopper Tarnished Plant Bug Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Another Wild Onion


Turkey Vulture        

Durham, NC  6/10/18

Male Slaty Skimmer Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) Picture-winged Fly (Chaetopsis flavifrons)  

Durham, NC  6/9/18

Antmimic jumping spider False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) Tachinid fly and weevil Hoverfly (Mallota posticata).  ID thanks to Kelsey J.R.P. Byers. Katydid nymph


Wild Onion (Allium canadense) Another Wild Onion      

Durham, NC,  6/8/18

Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Rambur's Forktails mating March fly    

Durham, NC  6/7/18

Brown Thrasher Same Brown Thrasher Cabbage White Common Milkweed (Asclepia syriaca) with a Carpenter Bee


Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) New downtown building Northern Mockingbird Same Northern Mockingbird


Money Plant (Lunaria annua) A few seed pods of the same plant Phlox? Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) Song Sparrow


Stink bug Common Even Primrose or Sundrops (Oenothera biennis) Thistle Thistle gone to seed Another thistle gone to seed


Abandoned bicycle, which apparently slid down a sharp incline leading to a creek Black-eyed Susan      

Durham, NC  6/5/18

Teneral Blue Dasher Male Blue Dasher Another teneral Blue Dasher Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia) Flies


Ichneumon wasp Mantis exuvia Sedge Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Turkey Vulture


Floating Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia peploides)        

Durham, NC 6/2/18

Maybe a ladybug beetle, very tiny Same beetle Cocklebur Weevil Dusky Ladybug Beetle Froghopper nymph


Same froghopper nymph Grasshopper nymph Leaf beetle (Lema solani).  ID thanks to Blaine Mathison. Northern Cricket Frog Another Northern Cricket Frog


Cixid planthopper Slaty Skimmer Spicebush Swallowtail Same Spicebush Swallowtail  


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