Category: Volusia county

Neotibicen similaris, 17 August 2017

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada; Volusia county, Florida (17 August 2017, Nikon D7100). Lizards and snakes may soak up much of my attention, but I’ve got a deeply unhealthy obsession with cicadas. Seriously, I can’t get enough of these little tanks. Featured here…

Heart Island Conservation Area, 18 February 2018

Heart Island Conservation Area Volusia county, Florida (18 February 2018, Nikon D7100). Here’s a few shots of Heart Island Conservation Area earlier this morning. It was a fabulously foggy morning. A bit cool, as well — at least until the sun finally broke through….

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, 04 February 2018

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 February 2018, Nikon D7100). My first Ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, of 2018 was found in the interior pinelands of Volusia county on 04 February 2018. The young snake was basking in the…

Cosmosoma myrodora, 20 September 2015

Cosmosoma myrodora, the Scarlet-bodied wasp moth; Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2015; Nikon D7100). The Scarlet-bodied wasp moth, Cosmosoma myrodora, is a distinctive and vivid species ranging throughout the coastal regions of the American southeast and the entirety of the Floridian peninsula. Though it…