Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
Regal is a word used to describe kings, queens and other general nobility. The word itself conjures an air of sophistication and royalty. There is one such inhabitant which frequents our area that is described as regal, though it is not what one would expect.
Though it may not have flowing robes or a jewel-encrusted crown, the native jumping spider (pictured to the left) is referred to as the Regal jumping spider, and, like scorpions, it is more charming than one may think. Read the full article here!