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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

First I’ve seen in 2014.

While mostly beneficial….capturing pest insects…this beauty also has a propensity for capturing beneficials, including many pollinators such as bees, wasps and syrphid flies.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/green_lynx_spider.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Blackberry (Rubus sp.)
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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis)

This species of dragonfly is noted for low flying and resting on the ground.

Dragonflies are beneficial in both larval stage (aquatic) and as adults where they take flying insects. Some in this species are blue at certain stages of development.

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/46982

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