Bill D's Florida Insect page.


I hope to see this page used for science, so please bookmark it. If you have any questions  or want to talk about insects please e-mail me

I give God the glory for making the insects. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (Gen 1:25 King James Version).

  The Central Florida Area finally has an insect collecting club called,  The Central Florida Insect Enthusiasts on Facebook and here is the information in case the link is not updated.

The Central Florida Insect Enthusiasts hold their meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Oakland Nature Preserve at 1200 PM . Join us on one of our field trips or Insect Safaris as we build a collection of all the insects of West Orange County!

The Oakland Nature Preserve is located at

747 Machete Trail
Oakland, Florida 34760


Insect Animated Gifs.






























Entomology links.



You can go directly to my BugGuide profile.





You can go directly to my insectgeeks profile.





Annual Bug Fair.


Beekeeper's Web Links.


Beetles In The Bush.


Biosphere Native Plant Nursery.


Bug Box.


Bug Eric.


Bugs World.


Butterfly and Moth Photography - Bill's Lepidoptera Photos .




Butterfly World -- Call 954-977-4400 -- in Coconut Creek, Florida.


Cicada Mania.


Creepy Crawly Zoo.


David Albaugh's Site.


Efram Goldberg Photography.


Entomologists Unite.


Entomology on World-Wide Web (WWW).


Entomology Student Organizations.


Entomology at Colleges and Universities.


Forestry Images Forest Health, Natural Resources, Fire, Trees, Wildlife, Silviculture Photos.


Frederickson Apiaries of Geneva, FL.


Genus Polistes -BugGuide.


Grasshoppers of Florida.


Hornets-Gentle Giants.


Insects and Entomology | Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources.


Jason M Hogle Blog.


Jeff Pippen's Butterfly Page.


Lukas Nursery & Garden Shop, Inc.


Nelson's Butterfly Page.


Paul Nylander's Home Page.


Raising Moths and Butterflies.




Student Entomology Clubs.


Swamp Things.


The Beetle Experience.


The Cerambycida of Florida.


The Pollination Home Page.


Venomous Photography.


Will Cook's Carolina Nature Site.


Winter Park Honey.




of insects that might interest you.


Goliathus Beetle

This is one of the largest beetles in the world, The Goliathus Beetle.


The Goliathus Beetle website.


Beetles Online


A click beetle I caught and photographed in my computer room.




This is a Tiger Beetle. It is beautiful.

Tiger Beetle Enthusiast's Club.



A Rhinoceros Beetle.




Leaf-footed bug.




This is an Oleander Moth, very beautiful.




A Luna Moth, a favorite among collectors. It is easy to tell the difference between the male and the female, the male has wide feather like antennae, and the female has thin thread-like antennae, with very short feathering. 




Luna Moth female.




The Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, which is great to collect.




QUESTION MARK (Polygonia interrogationis).




Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae.  




This is one of the largest butterflies in the world, The Birdwing Butterfly.




This is the largest butterfly in the World and  it's scientific name is Ornithoptera alexandrae.




Buckeye Butterfly.




Green Darner male. 

The difference between male and female is, the abdomen is mostly blue, with green on segment 1 in males and greenish-brown or reddish-brown throughout in females.



Green Darner Female. 





Here is one of my favorite insects, the Paper Wasp. The scientific name is Polistes annularis. This species of paper wasp is my favorite of all paper wasps. Photo by Charles Lewallen. Polistes annularis occurs in RURAL areas, and  loves a swampy habitat and other areas with lots of water (such as the Louisiana bayous and the lakes in Texas )! Its large nests are typically found attached to the limbs of trees & bushes overhanging water (Southern fishermen beware!) and also attached to the eaves of buildings. This intimidating red wasp sometimes even builds its nest inside cavities. It preys on a great variety of caterpillars with records from the following families: Arctiidae, Saturniidae, Geometridae, Limacodidae, Lymantriidae, Notodontidae, Nymphalidae, Sphingidae, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Amphisbatidae and Elachistidae (Krombein 1979).




Here is another photo of a Paper Wasp,  Polistes annularis .  Here is the website I got this photo from. Here is one more website, where there is a photo of a queen.




And one more Polistes annularis.




Here is another species of paper wasp and the scientific name for this wasp is Polistes exclamans.




Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Wasp. The scientific name is Chalybion caementarium.




Yellow Jacket Hornet.




Cicada Killer, Florida's largest wasp.




A Chinese Mantis.




 Another Chinese Mantis.

Praying Manti R Us Yahoo Club, where I got the last photo.



And a Lubber Grasshopper. I got it from The Nature Gallery website.




And another Lubber Grasshopper.




 17 year cicada


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This page was  last updated on February 4, 2014.