1. Luna Moth

    Actias luna
    I have lots of photos of Luna Moths, but the silhouette of this newly emerged Luna Moth was irresistible.

  2. Luna Moths

    Actias luna
    These two luna moths on an oak tree had just emerged in March, the first brood of the season. The purple edges on the wings are pigment accumulated over the winter months. Later broods usually have yellow edges.

  3. Fairy Moth

    ADELIDAE family
    I don't know the life history of this tiny moth, but its long antenna must have an interesting tale to tell.

  4. Southern Maidenhair Fern

    Adiantum capillus-veneris
    This photo is looking skyward from underneath a maidenhair fern that was growing on a limestone wall along a creek.

  5. Red Buckeye Fruits

    Aesculus pavia

  6. Red Buckeye

    Aesculus pavia

  7. False Foxglove

    Agalinis sp.

  8. False Foxglove

    Agalinis sp.

  9. Metallic Green Bee

    Agapostemon sp.

  10. Male Metallic Green Bee

    Agapostemon splendens

  11. Florida Hobblebush

    Agarista populifolia

  12. Florida Hobblebush

    Agarista populifolia

  13. Grass Spider

    Agelenopsis pennsylvanica

  14. Southern Copperhead Snake

    Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

  15. Southern Copperhead Snake

    Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

  16. Southern Copperhead

    Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

  17. Florida Cottonmouth Snake

    Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti

  18. Florida Cottonmouth Snake

    Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
    The Cottonmouth Snake is also called a Water Moccasin.

  19. Florida Cottonmouth

    Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
    This is the typical pose of a Florida Cottonmouth while waiting for its next meal.

  20. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae

  21. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae
    This Gulf Fritillary is melanistic which means that it has more black pigmentation than a normal individual. It is the oppositie of albinism which is the lack of this pigmentation. Melanism may be caused by genetic or environmental conditions.