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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… Read More

Imported Fire Ant

The Imported Fire Ant lives in mounds usually located outdoors on the ground surface.  Sometimes colonies can be located in debris on the flat roof of commercial buildings. The ants have a well-developed stinger and… Read More

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ants nest in dark voids inside or around structures. Usual nest locations are wall voids, behind molding, in insulation in refrigerators, in cardboard, between sheets of paper and in soil of potted plants. Electric… Read More

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

The adult butterfly is about 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ long. The wings are long and oval with prominent yellow bands and rows of yellow spots on the upper surface. The same markings occur on the undersurface… Read More

Zebra Longwing Caterpillar

This caterpillar reaches a length of 1-1/2″ to 1-3/4″. It has white above and brown below, with several rows of black spines that run the entire length of the body, interspersed with black spots. The… Read More