This is an Oleander Caterpillar and the other photo of the spider is a banana spider. Both are harmless though you can get a small bite from the spider it's not life threatening. The caterpillar will eventually turn into a black moth with white dots on its wings and a red point on its abdomen. Also harmless.
Yep you are exactly right. The bugs look like wasps with white or red spots, not at all mothy looking but I had the exterminator out yesterday (for the Ants!) And that's what he said also. Hate all the gross creatures here. Yesterday there was also a giant iguana in the yard!
Since you're talking about the natural conditions there, one thing that hadn't occurred to me until now , but won't the heat and humidity in Palm Beach wreak havoc with the glue in his wig?
He will limit trips to winter, but it can still reach 90 sometimes in February. I spent a decade there one year.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat
How will Howard and Betho deal with the commoners they will meet on their beach?All beach front is public in Florida.We should plan to have at least one salooner posted there all winter long.
It's public to the mean high tide line. There's no access to the beach for commoners in Stern's neck of the woods. There's a very expensive public beach further south that refuses to provide restrooms for the West Palm Beach trash.
My daughter moved to Florida a few years ago. Exterminators are way up there on the list of necessities. She was bitten by a brown recluse not long after moving there and was in the hospital for a day and then on multiple antibiotics. The infection went from her hand up her arm in a matter of hours. I would not mind seeing the horror of the Sterns having to deal with this. A bit of schadenfreude on my part, but I know lots of you are with me on this.
"Robin, Beth rescued 15 spiders from a Cuban with a can of Raid, she's a saint. We are starting Bianca's Eight Legged Friends down in Florida please send a contribution. You will get right into heaven."
On the right, a normal mosquito. On the left, a gallinipper, native to florida, very aggressive and their bite actually stings. Maybe I should forward this to Wiggy and tell him to get the beekeeper mask ready.