butterfly world, coconut creek, florida

xgrafcorex

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didn't even realize this place was there until someone on the boards had posted about seeing their arachnids. went there today and took a lot of pictures! it was a great place to visit.

theres a "laboratory" in the beginning with lots of future butterflies and a few mature ones.



random butterflies in the walk through aviary



















eggs?


plants/flowers from their gardens






birds






bug museum













live bugs mostly arachnids

Cupiennius sp.



Grammostola rosea


Damon variegatus


millipedes


Centruroides gracillis


Loxosceles reclusa


water beetles...don't know their name


Argiope argentata


Lasiodora parahybana and its enclosure



they had a number of Pandinus imperator


vinegaroon


Hadrurus arizonensis


Brachypelma albopilosum


Latrodectus mactans with two egg sacs


if you are ever down in that area, i would put some time aside for giving them a visit. :D
 

lucanidae

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Wow...cool stuff. The Damon is actually D. diadema and the 'water beetles' are Belostomatids genus Lethocerus.
 

Rick McJimsey

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very cool indeed, i had the option to go there when i was 8, but i chose lion country safari instead
 

ChrisNCT

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Very nice...Good varity of things in there.

Maybe someday I will build a unique place for people to come and check out displayed exotica.
 

Strix

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I love the pics and the place looks like a fun place to visit.

I am adding this place to my list of places to go to this year. It's going to be a bit tough since I live on the west coast of florida (north of tampa.)
 
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