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Septiembre 20, 2020 04:38 PM EDT

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I found this little spider among flower heads while looking for nectar-seeking insects in Durham NC (USA) on 20 September 2020.
Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira (female, ~12 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/2919

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Araña Lince Verde Peucetia viridans

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Mayo 31, 2020 01:02 PM EDT

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It seemed like every other fleabane along open parts of the walking trail at the Eno Confluence Natural Area had its spider. (This is in Orange County, NC, USA, and the date was 31 May 2020.) I think these are juveniles of ...
Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans (~5 mm?)
bugguide.net/node/view/2032
Flower is fleabane, Erigeron species.

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Araña Cabeza de Flecha Verrucosa arenata

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Septiembre 28, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

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This distinctive spider had a web spun up at the edge of the Jordan Lake Tailrace Fishing area (Chatham County, NC USA) on 28 September 2020.
Arrowhead Spider - Verrucosa arenata (female, ~8 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/2035

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Septiembre 6, 2020 01:03 AM EDT

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This handsome jumping spider was found inside a suburban Durham, NC (USA) home.
Tan Jumping Spider - Platycryptus undatus (male, ~7 mm body length)
bugguide.net/node/view/3354

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Araña de Panza Espinosa Micrathena gracilis

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Julio 29, 2006 02:26 PM EDT

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Happy Arachtober 15th! I found this little orb weaver near a porch light in suburban Durham, NC (USA) on 29 July 2006! This is a much improved version of an image I posted to Flickr (but not Arachtober) at that time.
Spined Micrathena - Micrathena gracilis (female, body length 10 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/1996
Taken with a 6 MP DSLR--a Canon 10D. Still my best image of this species. The light background provided some fill for the flash, and focus was easy, since there was no movement due to wind. The strands of the web are barely visible due to the light background.
I have not seen this species again at this porch. Now all I find are the rather pesky non-native house spiders.

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Arañas de Quelíceros Alargados Género Tetragnatha

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Septiembre 7, 2020 08:58 AM EDT

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I found this stretched-out spider on the railing of the old Bynum bridge in Chatham County, NC (USA) on 7 September 2020.
Longjawed Orbweaver - Tetragnatha species (female, body ~ 8 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/1997

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Mayo 1, 2012 07:32 AM EDT

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Another find from old files, I found this tachinid perched on a car, 1 May 2012 in Durham, NC (USA).
Tachinid fly - Billaea rutilans
bugguide.net/node/view/265725
also posted to
bugguide.net/node/view/1902717
Identified there by a helpful expert!

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Octubre 13, 2020 05:44 PM EDT

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I photographed this life form recently, and was intrigued by this particular frame. It reminds me of any number of things, but is hard to pin down, so I am making it into one of my infrequent quiz photos. After any interested friends have responded, I will upload other photos that will make the ID clear.
Edit-1. I ran it through the AI suggestions, and it is flummoxed--interesting!
Edit-2. See comments. This is a Lion's Mane mushroom, Hericium erinaceus. I have reordered the photos to show the widest shot first.

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Araña Espinosa Blanca Micrathena mitrata

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Octubre 6, 2012 11:49 AM EDT

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This diminutive orb weaver was found at Horton Grove Preserve, Durham County, NC (USA) on 6 October 2012. I had not posted it previously.
Micrathena mitrata - White Micrathena (female, body length ~5 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/2012

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Araña de Panza Espinosa Micrathena gracilis

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Octubre 6, 2012 12:10 PM EDT

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This very spiny little spider was found 6 October 2012 at the Horton Grove Preserve near Durham, NC (USA). This was on a field trip with the Duke Natural History Society.
Spined Micrathena - Micrathena gracilis (female, 8-10 mm body length)
bugguide.net/node/view/1996

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Mantis Género Stagmomantis

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Octubre 14, 2020 09:35 AM EDT

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This very cooperative mantis was found sheltering on the railing of the old bridge in Bynum, Chatham County, NC (USA) on the very pleasant fall morning of 14 October 2020.
Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina (female, length ~55 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/4821

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Topo Oriental Scalopus aquaticus

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Octubre 1, 2020 03:23 PM EDT

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This critter was found "tunneling" through mulch right at the surface of a suburban garden in Durham, NC (USA). It may have been flooded out of its deep tunnels due to heavy rain. It was removed from the garden for relocation to another area, posing for a few photos in a white bucket along the way. I have never gotten a good look at a live one.
Eastern Mole - Scalopus aquaticus (length ~12 cm)
Note that the mole was relocated, gently, to a suitable habitat nearby.

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Mosca Gigante de la Fruta Milesia virginiensis

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Octubre 1, 2020 03:58 PM EDT

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This impressive fly wandered into a suburban home in Durham, NC (USA) on 1 October 2020. It was being pursued by a domestic canine when rescued by the photographer for a portrait session.
Yellowjacket Hover Fly - Milesia virginiensis (female, length 20 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/2837

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Mayo 24, 2020 03:11 PM EDT

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This dark little jumping spider was found wandering inside a home in Durham, NC (USA) on 24 May 2020. Appears to be:
Metacyrba taeniola (6 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/412860
and this subspecies
Metacyrba taeniola taeniola
bugguide.net/node/view/412864

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Araña de Jardín Bandeada Argiope trifasciata

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Octubre 6, 2012 01:05 PM EDT

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This pretty spider was seen at the Horton Grove Preserve north of Durham, NC (USA) on 6 October 2012.
Banded Argiope - Argiope trifasciata (female)
bugguide.net/node/view/2015

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Abril 19, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

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Happy Arachtober 12th! I found these interesting galls on maple leaves at Penny's Bend Preserve (Durham, NC, USA) on 19 April 2020. The form and host identify it...
Maple Spindle Gall Mite - Vasates aceriscrumena (galls 2-4 mm long)
References:
bugguide.net/node/view/211783
Eiseman and Charney, Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species (2010), p. 384.
Guest Arachnid--Harvestman, Opiliones:Phalangiidae
Host of mite is Southern Sugar Maple - Acer barbatum

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Polilla Esmeralda del Sur Synchlora frondaria

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Septiembre 24, 2020 03:27 PM EDT

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Happy Wing Wednesday. This little moth was found clinging to a goldenrod (Solidago) stem in Durham, North Carolina (USA) on 24 September 2020.
Southern Emerald Moth - Synchlora frondaria (female)
bugguide.net/node/view/21305
It was perhaps ready to lay eggs, as goldenrod is a host plant for this species. Antennae are filiform (thread-like), characteristic of many female moths, so this seems plausible.

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Mayo 6, 2012 07:57 AM EDT

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Happy Arachtober 7th. I found this charming wolf spider along the shore of Jordan Lake in Chatham County, North Carolina (USA) on 6 May 2012. I had not posted this previously to Flickr/iNaturalist. Funny, I did not notice the baby spiders clinging to her abdomen until preparing this image for Arachtober. I see five, at least. The white marks on mom's abdomen match the whitish abdomens of the spiderlings very well.
Beach Wolf Spider - Arctosa littoralis (female, 11-14 mm body length)
bugguide.net/node/view/91594
Also uploaded to:
bugguide.net/node/view/1902504
Where identified!

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Araña Tejedora Arabesca Neoscona arabesca

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Septiembre 23, 2020 04:18 PM EDT

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I found this elegant spider sheltering on the leaf of camphorweed (Pluchea camphorata) on the afternoon of 23 September 2020. Location was suburban Durham, North Carolina (USA).
Arabesque Orbweaver - Neoscona arabesca (female)
bugguide.net/node/view/39293

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Octubre 7, 2020 08:01 PM EDT

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I was quite surprised to find several fresh, active burrows of these tiger beetles on 7 October 2020. I had observed a number of these back in the summer, with adults present as well. Three of the burrows appeared to be those of final instar larvae, with diameters of about 7 mm.
Virginia Metallic Tiger Beetle - Tetracha virginica (larva, head ~6 mm across on long axis)
bugguide.net/node/view/3024
ID notes: You can see the tan edge to the pronotum (shield) characteristic of Tetracha larvae, though mud obscures most of it.
Large size of burrows (>6 mm) is characteristic of T. virginica, according to Pearson, Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the US and Canada (Oxford, 2006). I also have a reference from 1925 that gives a key for T virginica vs. T. carolina, the two possible species in my area--details later.

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Junio 7, 2011 11:46 PM EDT

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This boldly marked spider was found crawling on the floor of a suburban house in Durham, North Carolina (USA) on 7 June 2011. I had not previously posted it to Flickr or iNaturalist.
Ground spider - Sergiolus capulatus (male, 5 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/24018
A mimic of ants, or perhaps velvet ants, Mutillidae. Also posted to:
bugguide.net/node/view/1777958/

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Julio 7, 2020 01:41 AM EDT

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Happy Arachtober 6th, that is! This orbweaver spider was hanging out under a lighted wall at Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee, on 7 July 2020.
Furrow Orbweaver - Larinioides cornutus (male, ~10 mm body length)
bugguide.net/node/view/34734
Also submitted to:
bugguide.net/node/view/1854919

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Septiembre 24, 2020 05:24 PM EDT

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This beautiful wasp mimic showed up in a suburban garden in Durham, North Carolina (USA) on 24 September 2020.
Eastern Hornet Fly - Spilomyia longicornis (12-15 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/5906

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Agosto 17, 2020 01:32 PM EDT

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Misumessus oblongus (female, body length ~4-6 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/312516
Detail shots highlight arrangement of eyes, characteristic of genus Misumessus. Also note the pale white dorsum with few, if any spines. (Kaston, How to Know the Spiders. McGraw-Hill, 1972, p. 229)

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Mariposa Sedosa Gris Strymon melinus

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Septiembre 23, 2020 04:30 PM EDT

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...Wing Wednesday. This very fresh butterfly was seen taking nectar on Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, in Durham, North Carolina (USA) on 23 September 2020.
Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus
bugguide.net/node/view/579

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Septiembre 28, 2020 01:08 PM EDT

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Birders in the Triangle area of the North Carolina Piedmont were recently thrilled to have a visit from a migrating Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii), an endangered
(or at least vulnerable) species. This bird was found 27 September 2020 in an easily accessible area below the Jordan Lake Dam in Chatham County, North Carolina. I visited the site on 28 September and it was still there. At one point it fed in a redbud tree right next to the site's parking lot.

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Septiembre 27, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

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This rather large, seemingly tame, turtle showed up in a suburban lawn in Durham, North Carolina on 27 September 2020. Unlike most of these I see, it kept its head extended when I approached closely.
Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina carolina (female, carapace length ~13 cm)

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Septiembre 27, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

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A friend on a birding trip noticed this pretty hopper perched on bramble (Rubus species) in Orange County, North Carolina (USA) on 27 September 2020.
Planthopper - Rhynchomitra species (~10 mm)
https://bugguide.net/node/view/30538
Either:
Rhynchomitra recurva
https://bugguide.net/node/view/229920
OR:
Rhynchomitra microrhina
https://bugguide.net/node/view/30539

These two species are very difficult to tell apart. Also posted to:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1899842/
See comments here on iNaturalist for ID issues!

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Septiembre 22, 2020 03:16 PM EDT

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HFDF! This pretty mosquito was seen taking nectar and then basking on a cool day in Durham, North Carolina (USA). An expert on BugGuide identified it as:
Elephant Mosquito - Toxorhynchites rutilus (female)
bugguide.net/node/view/8120
Also posted at:
bugguide.net/node/view/1897004
Note characteristic curved beak! This species, even the female, does not take blood, only plant juices. The larvae also prey on other mosquito larvae.

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Septiembre 20, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

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HFDF! This little tachinid fly was resting on vegetation on a cool fall day in Durham, North Carolina (USA) on 20 September 2020. Wind spoiled the focus of all of my dorsal shots. Originally identified as:
Feather-legged Fly - Trichopoda (Subgenus Galactomyia)
An astute observer on the Facebook Diptera Group corrected me--it is a Xanthomelanodes species. There are five North American species in that genus, 4/5 documented on BugGuide. This looks to be:
Xanthomelanodes atripennis
bugguide.net/node/view/1067525

Fuentes:: Átomo