Adult female and one of four young
After a week of rain, a variety of the area's lizards emerged in the morning to sun and hunt for food. Two non-native hunters contend for the same territory.
180 gal. marine aquarium with 6 locally collected (Florida) specimens interacting for over a year
There are a variety of lesser anole in my immediate area, but the Knight Anole is observed less often and usually not fully adult size. They are most often seen descending large trees presumably foraging the bird and squirrel nests high in the canopy.
These photos were literally shot outside my front and back doors in Broward County Florida. The Brown Basilisk has become the dominate large lizard in my immediate area 12 miles inland from the Atlantic since the iguanas largely died off after the 2009, 2010 and 2011 freezes. Iguanas survived in areas closer to the ocean and in areas of urban micro-climates. The B. vitiates appear to be slightly more cold hardy.
All photos of both adult and juvenile Curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus) were in thePlantation FL Whole Food market parking and sidewalk landscape areas.
Out playing around with the iPhone app and realized I don't have a grey squirrel on my inat life list.
Cruising across the sidewalk in the morning. I'm seeing conflicting descriptions and can't tell if this is B. kewense (an earthworm eating planarian) or B. vagum (a molusk eating planarian). Any help with the ID is appreciated.
A pool rescue.
Saw three very young iguanas by the water's edge.
ID care of BugGuide's David Ferguson.
Still waiting on confirmation from BugGuide but I'm fairly certain this is a nymph of the Surinam Cockroach. Interestingly, they only exists as females reproducing by parthenogenesis in the U.S. but have two sexes elsewhere in their range.
Long Key planted a large number of Coontie last spring in hopes of attracting Atalas. It finally payed off and adults have been emerging for the past couple weeks. Unfortunately, with a newborn in the house, this is the first chance I have had to get out and see them for myself. None emerging while I was there but saw several chrysalides and this lone adult.
I hear that call every time I go to Long Key but this is the first time I've been able to get a pic.
ID via BugGuide
ID via BugGuide's Bill Reynolds of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. The database doesn't find anything when I "Search external name providers". Is the name obsolete? BugGuide is usually pretty up to date on these things aren't they?
See several of these literally every night when I walk the dog this time of year.
Chased it around for 10 minutes but never got a better shot.
Don't know why I keep posting pics of these guys. Other than they're beautiful and numerous.
In a sea of fiery skippers found this one sachem.
I get the colors to pop and somehow I cut off his tail. Oh well.