Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC

The Arboretum building in the background, with Canada Geese in a small lake in the foreground  


Spicebush Swallowtail Flower fly Female Dun Skipper Sleepy Orange on Firewheel Leafcutter bee
Wasp (Campsomeris tolteca) Tachinid fly Fiery Skipper    


In a small period of time, five species of flower flies (Syrphidae family) showed up. 

Flower fly (Pseudodoros clavatus, subfamily Syrphinae) Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax), a relatively large flower fly that looks very much like a honey bee. Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus) Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus) Flower fly (Helophilus fasciatus)

Fiery Skipper        


Sleepy Orange (winter form) Cloudless Sulphur Cloudless Sulphur Variegated Fritillary  


American Lady Monarch Long-tailed Skipper Ocola Skipper  

Pipevine Swallowtail Pipevine Swallowtail Same Crossline   Skipper Crossline Skipper, tentative ID by Harry LeGrand, seconded by Jeff Pippen Sleepy Orange (dorsal view)  

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