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Haw River State Park, Guilford & Rockingham Counties, NC

This park is still officially under development, but its pristine condition makes it the home of a large number of species that are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else.  Main habitat/environment page

I took the May 30-31, 2008 photos at the annual meeting of the National Audubon Society's North Carolina State Office.

Fire Pink (Silene virginica), 5/30/08  

May 31, 2008

Many of these animals turned up on a bird-watching guided tour of the park trails given by Curtis Smalling, who identified the Gray Petaltail and Spangled Skimmers.

Gray Petaltail.  See other dragonflies. Female Spangled Skimmer Eastern Fence Lizard Leaf rolling weevil (Attelabus bipustulatus), about 3 mm long  


One-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela unipunctata) Zebra Flower Longhorn Beetle Glowworm beetle Male Spangled Skimmer Bear footprint


Horse fly A kind of woolly aphid Mystery moth Painted Turtle  


Appalachian Brown Mystery fly Sparkling Jewelwing.  See other damselflies. Whirligig Beetle Adult water strider (Trepobates subnitidus).  One of very many in a pond.  

May 30, 2008

Eyed Click Beetle Calico Pennant Male Five-lined Skink, which had lost part of his tail. Mystery beetle (3 mm long) Lichen Moth (Lycomorpha pholus)


Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva apparently about to become a pupa. Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle pupa Aphid Aphid with what seems to be molted "skin" A woolly aphid, but a member of a different species from that above.

Lightning beetle, with deformed wings Orchard Spider Elongate Long-jawed Orb Weaver Mystery leaf beetle Moth, very tiny, on a painted wooden wall  

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