Tag: bugs

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

The adult has a wingspan of 3-1/2″ to 5-1/2″. The upper surface of the wings is brown with a row of large yellow spots along the margins and a prominent diagonal yellow band. The undersurface of the wings… Read More

Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

This caterpillar is 1-1/2″ to 2″ long when mature and has a blotchy brown-and-white pattern. It looks remarkably like a bird dropping throughout its larval stages. These caterpillars feed primarily on citrus and are called “orange dogs” because… Read More

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

The large yellow butterfly has a wingspan of 2″ to 2-1/2″. It migrates through Florida annually and can be found in the state for most of the year. It shows a preference for red blossoms such as those… Read More

Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillar

This caterpillar is 1-1/2″ to 2″ long when fully developed. It has a pebbly surface and bears a distinct lateral yellow stripe running the length of the body. Larvae feed on Cassia spp., favoring sicklepod and partridge pea. View the… Read More

Tent Caterpillars

Les Harrison Ag & Natural Resources Agent County Extension Director UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension The recent cold snap in Wakulla County has brought the insect and bug population to a standstill. The mosquito activity is all in south… Read More

Gall Wasps

The thinning leaves of autumn unveil and expose many of the trees in Wakulla County which have been concealed by their green cloak during the warmer months. Oaks, both deciduous and evergreen, may reveal a collection of knotty,… Read More

Gall Wasps

The thinning leaves of autumn unveil and expose many of the trees in Wakulla County which have been concealed by their green cloak during the warmer months.  Oaks, both deciduous and evergreen, may reveal a collection of knotty,… Read More

Wakulla’s Nutty Pests

Thanksgiving is coming and with it all the wonderful traditional dishes from recipes passed down through the generations. Historically, these specialties have been concocted from locally produced foodstuffs, but with that distinctive and unique quality identified with family’s… Read More

Wakulla’s Nutty Pests

Thanksgiving is coming and with it all the wonderful traditional dishes from recipes passed down through the generations.  Historically, these specialties have been concocted from locally produced foodstuffs, but with that distinctive and unique quality identified with family’s… Read More