Greatwun Posted January 21, 2014 Report Share Posted January 21, 2014 Went larvae collecting in a different area in East Central FL. I was going through an old oak stump when inside I come across my greatest find ever. A beautiful Scarlet Kingsnake!!!! I've wanted to find one of these since I was 10 and I found it while looking for beetle larvae. And it was found inside an oak tree. I thought these snakes were only found in pine trees under bark but there were pine flatwoods not too far from the area. I have never found such a gorgeous snake as this one in the wild. Also went through another upright rotting tree and found my very first Dynastes tityus larva!!!! Feels good to finally scratch that off my 2014 goals for the year. Below is also a picture of the D. tityus larva next to a Phileurus truncatus larva. I'm definitely glad I came out to this area to search. I'm hoping to find more great species here this summer when I can set up a blacklight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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