Category: Collier county

Romalea microptera, 10 June 2016

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshoopper; Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016). The foil to many home horticulturists, the Eastern lubber grasshopper is a very large species that carries with it an equally large diet. The species can do quite a bit of damage… Continue Reading “Romalea microptera, 10 June 2016”

Anolis sagrei, 25 May 2012

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Collier county, Florida (25 May 2012). Though considered non-native to Florida, the Cuban brown anole has been in the state for quite some time (likely since the late 1800s). Today, the Cuban brown anole is damn near ubiquitous… Continue Reading “Anolis sagrei, 25 May 2012”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Perhaps my favorite snake species in Florida, this is a fairly dark Florida banded watersnake, a native, non-venomous, and entirely unaggressive species. Florida banded watersnakes are extremely variable in coloring and… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015”