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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Red-marked Pachodynerus Mason Wasp (Pachodynerus erynnis)

Use caterpillars as larval hosts. A.K.A. Red and Black Mason Wasp

Shown on Florida Native Plant QUEEN-DEVIL (Hieracium gronovii) aka Hawkweed.

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-39_red_and_black_mason_wasp.htm

My take: Spring Nesting Season Isn’t Just for Birds

http://web.archive.org/web/20120324223447/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/nesting-season-isnt-just-for-birds.html

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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Florida leatherleaf slug (Leidyula floridana)

Mollusc in Class Gastropoda. This guy/gal (“Most slugs are hermaphroditic, possessing both male and female sex organs”) was walking across the patio during the night.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/gastro/slugs_of_florida.htm

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/feeling-sluggish.html

Bottom:

Contracted State:

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