Tag: Nature

Stink bugs

Soldier bugs, also known as stink bugs, are known as serious pests as well as useful predators because different species vary in their eating habits. The most common stink bug in Florida, the southern green stink bug, attacks… Read More

Lovebugs

The lovebug, Plecia nearctica Hardy, is a bibionid fly species that motorists may encounter as a serious nuisance when traveling in southern states. The lovebug population per year depends entirely on how much rainfall the area receives early… Read More

Yellowstriped Oakworm Moth

The adult female is reddish-orange in color, and about 3/4 to 1 inch (18 to 25 mm) in length. The forewing has a small white spot, a dark line, and numerous dark speckles. The hind wings are pale,… Read More

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth

The stout-bodied adult moths are tan to buff-brown in color, with two darker, thin parallel lines extending across the mid-portion of each forewing, the area between often being dark and appearing as a single, broad, dark band. The… Read More

Golden Silk Spider

The Golden Silk Spider, also known as the Golden Orb or Banana Spider, is found throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. The female is distinctively colored, and is among the largest orb-weaving spiders in the country. The… Read More

Spiny Orb-Weaver

The spiny orb-weaver spider is one of the most colorful and easily recognized spiders in Florida. The dorsum of the abdomen is usually white with black spots and large red spines on the margin. Females are 5 mm… Read More