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rat lungworm larvae

Potentially lethal parasite rat lungworm found throughout Florida

University of Florida researchers have found rat lungworm, a parasitic nematode that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties. Rats and snails in Alachua, Leon, St. Johns, Orange and Hillsborough counties tested positiv...

Young hellbenders need a kids’ menu

Juvenile hellbenders have a different diet than adults, a finding that could help improve conservation efforts of the giant aquatic salamanders. A study of diet...
A mating pair of clearwing butterflies, Napeogenes sylphis, in eastern Ecuador. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Keith Willmott

Diversity in butterfly mimicry maintained by predator distribution

When thinking of mimicry, most people picture two things that look identical, with little difference in pattern or color. In nature, the mimicking of one bright warning color pattern among insects is common because it lets predators know to avoid ...