I have lots of photos of Luna Moths, but the silhouette of this newly emerged Luna Moth was irresistible.
Actias lunaThese 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.
ADELIDAE familyI don't know the life history of this tiny moth, but its long antenna must have an interesting tale to tell.
This photo is looking skyward from underneath a maidenhair fern that was growing on a limestone wall along a creek.
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti The Cottonmouth Snake is also called a Water Moccasin.
Agkistrodon piscivorus conantiThis is the typical pose of a Florida Cottonmouth while waiting for its next meal.
Agraulis vanillaeThis 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.