South Florida Rockland

This habitat is found only in the extreme southern regions of Florida and includes the coastal regions south and west of Miami as well as the Florida keys.  The landform consists of mainly limestone outcroppings.  Many tropical plants epiphytes such as orchids, bromeliads, and ferns.  The hammocks consist of evergreen forests with species that are also found in the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.  Sadly, development in Miami and the keys has destroyed much of this unique habitat.  Several of the insects and arthropods found in this ecosystem are rare or endangered due to loss of habitat.



Click on these  thumbnails of insects and arthropods for more information about each


Bromeliad inhabiting mosquito


Florida atala



Schaus swallowtail


Keys scaly cricket



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