Animals of South Florida

A Photographic Guide — Page 1 Invertebrates

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Palamedes Swallowtail, photographed at Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, in July 2018.

Welcome to our guide to the animals of South Florida, covering more than 150 species listed alphabetically by Class. The guide is divided into two pages: here, you'll find invertebrates, inscects, spiders and the like. On Page 2, you'll find vertebrates — amphibians, mammals and reptiles. For birds, click here. Note: Most species have profiles that can be read by clicking the photo or the name. Some have yet to be proviled but will in in coming weeks and months. This guide is under construction, so please pardon our "dust."

Arachnids — Spiders

Crustaceans — Crabs and Crab-like Creatures

Insects — Lepidoptera, Butterflies and Moths

Hesperiidae — Skippers

Lycaenidae — Blues and Hairstreaks

Nymphalidae — Brushfoot Butterfliess

Papilonidae — Swallowtails

Pieridae — Whites, Sulphurs and Yellows


Insects — Odonata, Dragonflies and Damselflies

Insects — Orthopterans, Grasshoppers and Katydids

Insects — Miscellaneous

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Published by Wild South Florida, PO Box 7241, Delray Beach, FL 33482.

Photographs by David Sedore. Photographs are property of the publishers and may not be used without permission.