Welcome to "Keys Insects."
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
The brown spotted yellow-wing dragonfly is representative
of the ancient flying insects (about 300 million years) that feed on other
insects, particularly mosquitoes.
The American Cockroach is one of these common
species found in Florida.
A true swimming insect, it is often found on land
as well. These live only in fresh water and are attracted by light.
The striped scorpion generally inflicts a painful
sting, but unless allergic, it is not fatal. There are three species found
Typically found in transitional areas, the female
rests with her head towards the center of the web.
The Crablike Spiny Orbweaver spider builds a vertical
web with few strands near the center. It also is know to string a single
strand and generally replaces its web daily.
An excellent reference is "Florida' Butterflies and Other
Insects" by Peter D. Stiling
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