These large eggs of the Atala butterfly are on the Coontie (Zamia pumila).
Automeris ioThis is a beautiful caterpillar, but those who have experienced the stinging hairs of this caterpillar will tell you to avoid touching it.
Strymon acisThis female Scrub-hairstreak just laid the egg seen in the photo on her host plant, Pineland Croton (Croton linearis.
This symmetrical pair of Black Swallowtail caterpillars was on Rue in our herb garden. Young caterpillars at this stage have "saddles" on ther backs.
Papilio polyxenesYou can tell that this is a female by noting the additional blue in its hindwings near her tails.
Papilio polyxenesThe male Black Swallowtail has much less blue on its hindwings near its tails.
You can see the internal organs in the Brazilian Skipper, also known as a Canna Skipper.
You can see the leftover eggshell of a Brazilian Skipper on a Yellow Canna (Canna flaccida), one of its host plants. The folded leaf serves as the caterpillar's nest or shelter.
It was recently learned that Brown Elfins populate parts of the Florida Panhandle. They feed on the flowers of Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia).
This Fiery Searcher is dining on a Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar.
If this walkingstick had not moved, I doubt we would have seen it!
Campsomeris plumipes fossulana
Catocala iliaThe more common form of this caterpillar resembles the brown or gray color of tree bark rather than this beautiful green color of lichens.
Ceratomia catalpaeAlthough called a worm, it really is the caterpillar stage of the Catalpa Sphinx Moth.