This Fiery Searcher is dining on a Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar.
Cicindela (ellipsoptera) gratiosa
This is a mating pair of tiger beetles.
Cicindela repanda ssp. repanda
Cicindela sexguttataThis beetle had no interest in posing for a portrai. Read more about this Natural Encounter In Pursuit of the Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle.
This Longhorn Beetle is on Sandhill Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)
Palmetto Tortoise Beetle larvae cover themselves with frass. (Frass is a polite term for insect feces). it reminds me of a bird's nest. Who would ever think there would be beauty in the frass of a beetle or any insect for that matter?
Look for the glistening Palmetto Tortoise Beetles on the undersides of Palmetto leaves.
This ladybug beetle is clinging to the inside of a yellow pitcherplant trumpet (Sarracenia flava). We tried to get her to move toward the opening, but were unsuccessful.
Lilioceris cheniThis exotic beetle was introduced to combat the invasive Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera). The image shows the characteristic chewing pattern.
Megacephala carolina carolina
The Delta Flower Beetle are perfectly named. You can clearly see the Greek Delta on the backs of this mating pair.
These are one of the TROGIDAE beetles.
These weevils had invaded our popcorn.