Lasioglossum sp.This tiny bee is atop the anthers of Bartram's Ixia (Calydorea caelestina).
Lilioceris cheniThis exotic beetle was introduced to combat the invasive Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera). The image shows the characteristic chewing pattern.
In north Florida, caterpillars of the Little Metalmark are found on the undersides of the basal leaves of Vanillaleaf (Carphephorus odoratissimus), their host plant.
Calephelis virginiensisThe flecks of metallic color on the wings are the reason for this butterfly's name.
Calephelis virginiensisNote the beautiful blue eyes.
This caterpillar was crawling on the bark of a hackberry tree.
The courting continues.
Strymon martialisYou can see the beautiful color on the wings of the Martial Scrub-hairstreak as it rests on its host plant, bay cedar (Suriana maritima)
Strymon martialisThe Martial Scrub-Hairstreak is found in the Florida Keys.
Phoebis sennaeThis is a mating pair.
Strymon istapaThis pair of mating Mallow Scrub-hairstreaks are on Bay Cedar (Suriana maritima), one of the host plants used by the species in addition to various mallows.
Megacephala carolina carolina
Megalopyge opercularisThis caterpillar is protected by a heavy coat of stinging hairs. To some, this furry coat resembled the fur of a pussy cat or "puss."
The ault moth is known as the Southern Flannel Moth.