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Hump-backed Orb Weaver - Eustala cepina
Hump-backed Orb Weaver - Eustala cepina
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
Size: around 6 mm
See comparison shot here.

Fire Ants? - Monomorium
Fire Ants? - Monomorium
Newport News, Virginia, USA
October 15, 2005
Can anyone tell me what kind of ants these are? I believe they are a species of fire ant because they have 2 nodes between the thorax and abdomen. I didn't take any measurements, but the granules of sugar they are feeding on can provide some degree of scale. Any help with ID is appreciated!

Syrphid Fly - Syrphus - female
Syrphid Fly - Syrphus - Female
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
ID based on other images in the guide.

black and orange Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax
black and orange Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax
Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Mantid eating butterfly - Tenodera sinensis
Mantid eating butterfly - Tenodera sinensis
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005

Obscure Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca obscura - male
Obscure Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca obscura - Male
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
a large green and brown grasshopper

Harvestman - Leiobunum
Harvestman - Leiobunum
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
Reminds me of a pumpkin with legs.

Arrowhead Spider - Verrucosa arenata
Arrowhead Spider - Verrucosa arenata
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005

Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae
Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
October 20, 2005
Specimen with underdeveloped hind wing captured in flight.