December sightings

Liz was able to capture some great photos of the reserve’s smaller residents. These included the Pleasing Fungus Beetle, which “because of their cryptic habits they are rarely seen except by the dedicated mushroom hunter and entomologists.” (University of Florida)


Pleasing Fungus Beetle                                              Seed bug nymphs Family Lygaeidae


Pittosporum leaf beetle                                                                             Amanita mushroom

                  Metallic jewel bug