Category: Gilchrist county

The Fir Tussock Caterpillar, 12 April 2014

Orgyia detrita, the Fir tussock moth; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Though not considered to be a “stinging” caterpillar, contact with the Fir Tussock caterpillar’s (Orgyia detrita) hairs can cause measurable irritation for some people. Fortunately, I’m don’t seem to be one of…

The Forest Tent Caterpillar, 12 April 2014

Malacosoma disstria, the Forest tent caterpillar; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). This is a Forest tent caterpillar moth — obviously still in caterpillar form. This is also one of Florida’s most lovely caterpillars. With bright splashes of electric blue, orange, and yellow, not…

The Rosy Wolfsnail, 12 April 2014

Euglandina rosea, the Rosy wolfsnail; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). The Rosy wolfsnail, Euglandina rosea, is, relatively speaking, a fast and active predatory snail. Specifically, it hunts other snails and slugs. Native to much of Central America and the American southeast, the Rosy wolfsnail…

Cope’s Gray Treefrog, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s gray treefrong; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis, is one of Florida’s numerous Hyla treefrog species. It is not, however, one of the species we typically have in my home county of Volusia. We’re not…