Specimen NC 308 | Cicada

Specimen NC 308 | Cicada

Favorite 0 Specimen NC 308 | Cicada [neotibicen superbus] Neotibicen species have loud, complex songs, even (in many cases) distinct song phrases. Males produce loud calls in the afternoon or evening to attract females. These sounds, distinctive for each species, are...
Specimen NC 1554 | Red Velvet Ant

Specimen NC 1554 | Red Velvet Ant

Favorite 0 Specimen 1554 | Red Velvet Ant [dasymutilla occidentalis] Although the winged males are harmless, the wingless females can inflict a severe sting-—one to be avoided. The sting, though extremely painful, is rarely dangerous. Velvet ants may also produce a...
Specimen NC 215 | Hercules Beetle

Specimen NC 215 | Hercules Beetle

Favorite 0 Specimen NC 215 | Hercules Beetle [dynastes hercules] Male Hercules beetle typically use their large horns to settle mating disputes; these fights can cause significant physical damage to the combatants. During fights, the males attempt to grab and pin...
Specimen NO. 917 | Saddleback Caterpillar

Specimen NO. 917 | Saddleback Caterpillar

Favorite 0 Specimen NO. 917 | Saddleback Caterpillar [acharia stimulea] The caterpillar is primarily green with brown at either end and a prominent white-ringed brown dot in the center which resembles a saddle. Contact with their bristly hairs causes a painful,...
Specimen NC 259 | Clouded Yellow Butterfly

Specimen NC 259 | Clouded Yellow Butterfly

Favorite 1 Specimen NC 259 | Clouded Yellow Butterfly [colias croceus] These Butterflies have a wingspan of 1.8–2.1 in. This strong-flying butterfly always settles with its wings closed and so the dark borders on the uppersides of the wings are only visible when in...