Blanket – Corbiculae – Flower

Honeybees, bumblebees, stingless bees, and orchid bees have corbicula (corbiculae is plural), commonly called pollen baskets or pollen sacs. Corbiculae are specialized 'containers' on the outside of the hind legs. Bees transfer pollen from their bodies to a comb on…

Maypop

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) is one of six passionflower vines native to Florida. Passionflower vines are the larval host plant for our Florida state butterfly, the zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia), the julia (Dryas julia), and the gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Visit…

Life out of the Pits

Pictured here in 2005 is Dr. George O'Meara about to siphon out the contents of a great Atlantic land crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) hole as part of the annual Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteer stewardship class.…