Possibly Scarlet Skimmer

just wondering
Location: Vero Beach, FL
February 27, 2012 6:17 pm
I was down in florida last year and I got lucky and saw a few different kinds of things that no one that lived there knew what they were so I found your site and thought it would be cool to know what they were… I just kept running across interesting insects,etc..
Signature: Brandy Kay

Scarlet Skimmer

Dear Brandy,
WE believe your Dragonfly is a Scarlet Skimmer,
Crocothemis servilia.  According to BugGuide, the Scarlet Skimmer is a:  “Native from southern Japan and China to northern Australia. Introduced accidentally to south Florida and to Oahu, Hawai’i” and “In the US, typically uses low-quality wetlands, either artificially constructed or highly degraded, where low dissolved oxygen, introduced fish, or other alterations make the habitat unsuitable for sensitive native species.”  Your spider is an Orchard Spider and the beetle is an Eyed Elater

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