Tag Archive: insects

Aug 04

Two-lined Spittlebug

Two-lined Spittlebug [Prosapia bicinta] photos were taken in Flat Rock, North Carolina on 4 August 2017, found on a side window of my vehicle. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 136, says “adults jump when they are disturbed; they also release a yellow fluid from the feet, which might …

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Jul 02

Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth [Hemaris thysbe] photos were taken near Fletcher Park on 2 July 2017. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 333 says “on spring and summer days, these moths hover over flowers in open habitats…”  

Jun 17

Boxelder Bug

Boxelder Bugs [Boisea trivittata] were found at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in Asheville, North Carolina on 17 June 2017. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 128 says “adults and larvae take sap from seeds, flowers, and leaves, but cause little damage.”

Oct 03

Broad-winged Katydid

Broad-winged Katydid [Microcentrum rhombifolium] on 3 October 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 97 says this insect “eats leaves in the crowns of deciduous trees and shrubs in wooded areas, parks, and neighborhoods.”

Sep 03

Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly

A gathering of Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies [Everes comyntas] found at Russian Chapel Hills Winery on 3 September 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 280 says “these are the only tailed blue butterfly in the eastern United States.”

Jul 17

Great Golden Digger Wasp on Common Milkweed

Great Golden Digger Wasp [Sphex ichneumoneus] on Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] at Fletcher Park on 17 July 2016. The plant is a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 264-265, states it’s a “coarse plant of fields of fields and roadsides.”  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page …

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Jun 18

Milkweed Borer

Milkweed Borer [Tetraopes femoratus] found near Fletcher Park, off Mills Gap on 18 June 2016.  It’s a Longhorn Beetle, in the family Cerambycidae.  There was a milkweed plant nearby, but the plant it’s on is unidentified, as the leaves are not the right shape to be milkweed. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of …

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Apr 30

Golden Banded-Skipper Butterfly

This appears to be a Golden Banded-Skipper Butterfly [Autochton cellus] photographed at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, on the Trillium Trail, on 30 April 2016.  The Golden Guide to Butterflies and Moths, pages 74-75, states that it’s “generally uncommon and unusually sluggish.” Butterflies and Moths of North America: Autochton cellus

Aug 29

Grasshopper at Fletcher Park

Sep 28

Checkered White Butterfly

Checkered White Butterfly [Pontia protodice] found in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 September 2013.  Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife lists the White (Pierdae) butterfly family on page 267. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Pontia protodice

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