Discover Life on Earth: Image Galleries & Identification Guides

Amphibians & Reptiles

Glossy Crayfish Snake regina rigida

Glossy Crayfish Snake (Regina rigida)

Snakes of Florida

This guide was written in non-technical terms for the average citizen who would like to know more about Florida snakes.

Guide to Florida's Venomous Snakes

Although 50 species of snakes are found in Florida, only the 6 listed here are venomous and a danger to humans.

Checklist of Florida Amphibians & Reptiles

A checklist of the established amphibians and reptiles known to occur in Florida, organized by currently accepted scientific name. Many historical and local names are included with the common names list.

 

Birds

Nature Viewing in Florida Moble App for Android | iPhone

Identify the birds, butterflies and flowering plants seen along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Viewing Trail and throughout Florida. Designed with non-experts in mind, this tool is perfect for young or novice nature lovers, visitors to Florida and more seasoned explorers.

Southeastern U.S. Birds Image Gallery

A photographic guide to many of the birds of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and southeastern Texas.

 

Butterflies

Butterfly Rainforest exhibit butterfly identification sample image

Procilla Beauty (Panacea procilla) | Identify butterflies from the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit

Butterflies & Moths Image Gallery

Collection of butterfly, moth and caterpillar images from around the world.

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit Identification Guide

This guide, organized by color, contains photographs of the more than 150 Lepidoptera species displayed in the Florida Museum's Butterfly Rainforest exhibit since it opened in 2004.

Florida's Wildflowers & Butterflies

Information about the 50 most common native wildflowers and butterflies in Florida. See if your favorite wildflowers are good candidates for your garden, what kinds of butterflies they attract and how much water and sun they need; or find your favorite butterflies and discover how to attract them.

Moths of North-Central Florida

Reference images from a survey of moth fauna of Paynes Prairie outside of Gainesville, Florida.

Nature Viewing in Florida Moble App for Android | iPhone

Identify the birds, butterflies and flowering plants seen along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Viewing Trail and throughout Florida. Designed with non-experts in mind, this tool is perfect for young or novice nature lovers, visitors to Florida and more seasoned explorers.

Butterfly Brochures 

Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies Brochure - Side 1: Butterflies 

Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies Brochure - Side 2: Wildflowers 

Monarchs and Milkweeds Brochure - Side 1: Monarchs & Milkweeds

Monarchs and Milkweeds Brochure - Side 2: Butterfly Larvae & Host Plants

Monarch Butterflies - Eastern United States

  

Fishes

Whale shark photo by Doug Perrine

Whale shark (Rhindodon typus) Photo © Doug Perrine

 Fishes Aquatic Image Gallery

Extensive collection of fish and shark images from around the world. Many of the fish pictured in the gallery also have Biological Profiles that give an overview on the habitat range, spawning and developmental aspects of the fish.

Identification Key to Native Freshwater Fishes of Peninsular Florida

Field key to aid in identifying Florida freshwater fishes.

Sharks Encountered in the U.S. Atlantic

Field key to sharks encountered in the U.S. Atlantic bottom longline shark fishery and by recreational anglers.

Shark Tooth Identification Guide

Key to the common genera of Neogene shark teeth.

 

Genetics

Genetic Resources Repository Image Galleries

See how the Museum's genetic specimens are stored in a liquid nitrogen freezer and learn how plant and animal tissues are prepared for this special collection.

 

Invertebrates

Crab, Lissocarcinus laevis from Guam

(Lissocarcinus laevis) | Guam

Key to Identifying the Freshwater Snails of Florida

A technical key emphasizing shell characteristics supplemented with illustrations and habitat information.

Land Snails of Papua New Guinea

Recent surveys of numerous sites throughout Papua New Guinea uncovered approximately 150 snail species that are new to science. This photo gallery includes some of these, as well as other snail species from Papua New Guinea

Marine Biodiversity of Guam & the Mariana Islands

Underwater images of sponges, mollusks, crustaceans, sea stars, jellyfish, corals and more.

 

Plants

Checklist of Vascular Plants of North Central Florida

A list of the more common or biologically interesting species found in north central Florida as a guide for those studying the plant life of the region.

Florida's Wildflowers & Butterflies

Information about the 50 most common native wildflowers and butterflies in Florida. See if your favorite wildflowers are good candidates for your garden, what kinds of butterflies they attract and how much water and sun they need; or find your favorite butterflies and discover how to attract them.

Lanceleaf Coreopsis yellow flower

(Lanceleaf Coreopsis) | Coreopsis is Florida's state wildflower.

Floristic Inventory of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

High resolution, zoomable images of plants found at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, Florida.

Herbarium Type Specimens

High resolution, zoomable images of type specimens in the Herbarium collection.

Insectivorous (Carnivorous) Florida Plant Species

High resolution, zoomable images of carnivorous pitcher plants, sundews and butterworts.

Nature Viewing in Florida Moble App for Android | iPhone

Identify the birds, butterflies and flowering plants seen along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Viewing Trail and throughout Florida. Designed with non-experts in mind, this tool is perfect for young or novice nature lovers, visitors to Florida and more seasoned explorers.

Plant Species Introduced in Florida

High resolution, zoomable images of introduced plants in Florida.

Potentially Poisonous Florida Plant Species

High resolution, zoomable images of potentially poisonous plant species in Florida.

Revealing the Rare: A Virtual Collection of Florida's Endangered Plant Species

High resolution, zoomable images of endangered, threatened and commercially exploitable Florida plants.

Trees of the University of Florida

A guide to the trees, both native and exotic, of the University of Florida campus. Approximately 1,200 individual trees in the central areas of the campus have been marked with numbered tags.