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Old 05-19-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Also found this black wooly bear today. I don't usually see them in the spring.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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An Eastern leaf-footed bug, on the yucca at Kitty Hawk.
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Assassin bug,
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Ant, unknown kind, on maple leaf
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Unknown insect, probably larva of some kind
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
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I slid your insect upon the screen to see if I can locate it in my field guide the next time I've the time.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #14
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I just posted it on bugguide, Hava and we will see what they say.


I have been identifying some critters in my yard.

The Asiatic oak weevil rolls the edges of oak leaves, in this case chestnut oak, to make a feeding shelter. This invasive species is now all over the eastern US, not a commercial threat, just an annoyance.
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Eastern Babia beetle, on top of a gall on my witch hazel. I don't know what he is doing on the gall, these guys suck plant juices but witch hazel is not on their official host plant list.
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Florida predatory stink bug - who knew that stink bugs could be predators? This one was taken at Pea Island NWR this spring.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #15
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An Eastern leaf-footed bug, on the yucca at Kitty Hawk.
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Assassin bug,
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Ant, unknown kind, on maple leaf
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Unknown insect, probably larva of some kind
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I'm surprised MrIloveTheAnts didn't I.D. your little guy.
I'll take a look at my guide book now that I'm back online and see if I can I.D. either of those for you.
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Didn't have much in my guide as far as the black ants go. Don't think it is a harvester as their heads are much larger. The only one it looks close to is the silky but don't take my answer as being correct. I can only guess with the minimal listing in the guide I'm using.
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Did Bugguide get back to you on either of those?
As it is. I'm unable to locate any sort of an I.D. for the youngster in post #12 because things can change so dramatically in the molt. The feet seem fly like, the body, like a runted dragonfly, and those green green eyes??? The Cercus? or segmented appendages at it's rear aren't helping me out any either.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:29 PM   #18
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Bugguide did not have any answer on my green eyed freaky larva. I wish I had put it into an enclosure and raised it.

It is plant hopper week here in Chapel Hill.

Citrus Flatid planthopper, likes willow

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Northern Flatid Planthopper, those fluffy guys are their nymphs, not wooly aphids
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Cixiid planthopper. This one I posted as an unknown last year and never got an answer but found a partial identification when looking up the first two. He was rolled up in an oak leaf with a bunch of his larva.
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Pigweed flea beetle, who are ignoring their name and eating my Passiflora incarnate.
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Lastly, do any of you have any idea what these are? I found them in a leaf shelter consisting of a Prunus serotina leaf which had been folded longitudinally and sealed. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and found these guys.
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Citrus Flatid planthopper, likes willow

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Lastly, do any of you have any idea what these are? I found them in a leaf shelter consisting of a Prunus serotina leaf which had been folded longitudinally and sealed. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and found these guys.
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He's simply adorable. I want to pet him. Isn't that something absolutely absurd to say about a hopper but that was my immediate thought.

The objects in the last photo looks like Caterpillar frass....
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I suppose it could be frass covered with some kind of fungus, but when I looked at them in person they really looked alive. I will look through my other photos and see if I can tell. I also left the leaf on the tree and will go and see what is still there.

If you try and pet plant hoppers, they just spring away. They are really cute, though!
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