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This well-camouflaged toad bug appeared near the edge of an inlet of Jordan Lake (Chatham County, North Carolina) two days ago. You can see some small sedge and grass plants, too.










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A plant bug (Neurocolpus genus) seen on a wooded border:















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Believe it or not, I only spotted this ambush bug because I saw what looked like a wilted flower on this Common Wild Quinine plant at the North Carolina Botanical Garden yesterday:











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This tiny (2-3 mm long) water boatman nymph appeared in shallow water at the edge of Jordan Lake, Chatham County, North Carolina, a few days ago:

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This is an adult water boatman (Corixidae family member) that I saw today in shallow water at Jordan Lake, Chatham County, North Carolina.

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This water boatman (a member of the Corixidae family) appeared in Jordan Lake (Chatham County, North Carolina) in shallow waters near the shore today during an unusual warm spell. It was only a few mm long, but has the well-developed wings characteristic of an adult.




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Yes, there's a (well-camouflaged) animal in this picture, a toad bug! Yes, it's in the same suborder as the more familiar stink bugs. This was one of many hopping around the shore of Jordan Lake the other day:




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I saw this giant water bug (Belostoma genus) on the mudflats of Jordan Lake four days ago. It wasn't one of the biggest giant water bugs, though: only about an inch long. These bugs normally stay in the water, although they are actually better adapted to breathing out of water (and can fly!) Best seen large!


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