Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Always a treat to find, Harvesters are uncommon in the NC mountains and fairly to very rare elsewhere in North Carolina. Harvesters have several broods and may be found on the wing from spring into fall. Harvesters are the only exclusively carnivorous North American butterflies; the larvae feed on wooly adelgids.
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Korstian Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
7 Apr 2013

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004
same individual

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Hill Forest, Durham, Co., NC
1 May 2005
Caswell Co., NC
17 June 2006

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Korstian Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004
same individual

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) And here's a puddle party of Harvesters (2) with and dining on Pipevine Swallowtails.

Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Korstian Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
7 Apr 2013

Enjoying some fairly fresh horse dung.


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