Notice the real crab spider (Misumessus oblongus) on the Reinorchid.
The caterpillars of the Hackberry and Tawny Emperors are very similar. To distinguish the two species, look for the thicker stripes on the Tawny Emperor compared ot the very thin lines on the Hackberry Emperor caterpillar.
Notice the small parasitic wasp already surveying the butterfly eggs. The young caterpillars will be parasitized by the wasp eggs that she will oviposit.
Halysidota tessellarisWhich end is which? Its head is at the bottom.
Hamamelis virginianaWwitchhazel flowers can be considered one of the earliest blooms of the growing season. In north Florida, they appear in November.
This is a globally endangered plant found in only two Florida counties.
Harvester caterpillar with aphids on green ash leaf
The Harvester chrysalis has an uncanny resemblance to a dog's or monkey's head.
Feniseca tarquiniusThis Harvester is nectaring on the aphids' honeydew.
We see this Ginger locally, but usually there are just one or two jugs per plant.
Print Stachydeoma graveolens