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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… 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… 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… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Lovebugs

They have been the subject of countless irritated conversations, undeleted expletives, and even a conspiracy theory involving a maniacal university researcher’s desire to unleash an insect plague on Florida’s burgeoning vehicle population.  The Lovebug, Plecia… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Cicadae

Cicadas (of Florida) Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say), Tibicen, Diceroprocta and Melampsalta spp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) In Florida, cicadas are best known for their loud calls heard during the day, usually issuing from trees. Their cast nymphal skeletons… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down… Read More