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Florida Invasives

Florida Invasives

Please use this mission to post spottings of invasive plants and animals in Florida. Use as much description as you can to help other learn how to identify these invaders. Please be sensitive to others on this website as you discuss ways of controlling invasive species. Sign in to join mission

Florida Invasives
Created by

Karen Hileman

Website 87 participants 238 spottings

Invasive plants and animals are most often defined as introduced species that adversely affect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally and ecologically. While all species compete to survive, invasive species seem to have one or more traits that allow them to out-compete native species. Florida has been severely impacted by invasive species. In the Everglades alone, control of invasive species cost $500 million a year. The object of this mission is to help identify the many invasive plant and animal species found in Florida and share information about how they can be controlled.

Florida Invasives

Lat: 27.53 Long: -82.39

Recent Spottings

Black Pacu (Tambaqui) EnvUnlimited 1 2 Black Pacu (Tambaqui)
Common Lantana EnvUnlimited 1 0 Common Lantana
Purple Swamphen Mick G 0 2 Purple Swamphen
Oscar EnvUnlimited 1 0 Oscar
European Starling EnvUnlimited 3 0 European Starling
Polka Dot Wasp Moth EnvUnlimited 2 1 Polka Dot Wasp Moth
Green Iguana Mick G 1 0 Green Iguana
Bark Anole jansonjones 5 2 Bark Anole
Asian Tiger Mosquito EnvUnlimited 1 0 Asian Tiger Mosquito
Puerto Rican Crested Anole jansonjones 1 0 Puerto Rican Crested Anole
Brazilian Leafhopper EnvUnlimited 0 4 Brazilian Leafhopper
Diaprepes Root Weevil (Orange) EnvUnlimited 2 0 Diaprepes Root Weevil (Orange)
African Rainbow Lizard (Male) EnvUnlimited 1 0 African Rainbow Lizard (Male)
Tortoise Beetle (Red and Black Form) EnvUnlimited 1 0 Tortoise Beetle (Red and Black Form)
Diaprepes Root Weevil (White) EnvUnlimited 1 0 Diaprepes Root Weevil (White)
Mexican Twig Ant EnvUnlimited 1 0 Mexican Twig Ant
The raccoon MUSE 1 2 The raccoon
muscovy ducks jamiewgoodspeed 3 3 muscovy ducks
Northern Brown Basilisk EnvUnlimited 4 3 Northern Brown Basilisk
Green Iguana MUSE 7 3 Green Iguana
Indo-Pacific Gecko jansonjones 6 3 Indo-Pacific Gecko
Harlequin Ladybird EnvUnlimited 1 0 Harlequin Ladybird
African Rainbow Lizard (Juvenile) EnvUnlimited 1 0 African Rainbow Lizard (Juvenile)
Wild hogs ByhaliaJewett 1 0 Wild hogs
Rosary pea Mick G 1 2 Rosary pea
Black-hooded Parakeet Mick G 1 0 Black-hooded Parakeet
Cuban Tree Frog jansonjones 6 0 Cuban Tree Frog
Grey squirrel MUSE 11 7 Grey squirrel
Green Iguana (Juvenile) EnvUnlimited 5 1 Green Iguana (Juvenile)
Nanday conures Mick G 3 0 Nanday conures
Surinam Cherry EnvUnlimited 4 2 Surinam Cherry
Indian peacock Mick G 1 0 Indian peacock
Cuban Brown Anole (infant) reptiwilder339 2 1 Cuban Brown Anole (infant)
brown anole jamiewgoodspeed 5 2 brown anole
Brown Basilisk(invasive species) reptiwilder339 0 2 Brown Basilisk(invasive species)
Cuban Tree Frog EnvUnlimited 2 0 Cuban Tree Frog
Basilisk or Jesus Lizard MichaelEdward 7 5 Basilisk or Jesus Lizard
Tokay Gecko EnvUnlimited 3 4 Tokay Gecko
Cuban Tree Frog JenniferRoge 1 0 Cuban Tree Frog
The Zebra Longwing or Zebra Heliconian MUSE 2 0 The Zebra Longwing or Zebra Heliconian
The brown anole MUSE 1 1 The brown anole
green iguana jamiewgoodspeed 22 13 green iguana
The green iguana MUSE 0 1 The green iguana
Knight Anole EnvUnlimited 3 2 Knight Anole
Brown Anole EnvUnlimited 3 0 Brown Anole
Glowing Click Beetle EnvUnlimited 0 2 Glowing Click Beetle
red eared slider jamiewgoodspeed 3 0 red eared slider
Green iguana (adults) Mick G 1 0 Green iguana (adults)
Green iguana (juvenile) Mick G 1 0 Green iguana (juvenile)
Midas Cichlid EnvUnlimited 3 0 Midas Cichlid

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