Mantispid or mantisfly, Mantispidae
Today I explored Lake Mills Park and came across the above mantispid (among many other insects) which made my morning! So far I've only seen one other mantispid in my life, a green one. This one seems decidedly rotund in the abdomen, I wonder if it is a gravid female (or, hope not, possibly it has internal parasites)? Mantispids are in the order Neuroptera and not related to mantids, though they hunt in a similar fashion; ambushing prey by grabbing them in their raptorial forelimbs.
Air potato leaf beetle - Lilioceris cheni
Florida is overrun with invasive air potato vine which chokes out native vegetation. This beetle was introduced as a biological control a few years ago since it was found to feed exclusively on the air potato...and I'm happy to report it's kicking ass.
Invasive air potato vine
Ebony jewelwing damselfly, Calopteryx maculata - male
Restless bush cricket, Hapithus agitator - female
Restless bush cricket, Hapithus agitator - male
I'm not sure how they earned their moniker...both crickets seemed quite calm ;)
Florida oblong-winged katydid, Amblycorypha floridana
Long-legged fly, Dolichopodidae (possibly Plagionerus univittatus)
Netwinged beetle, Caenia dimidiata
Citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus
The citrus root weevil is a beautiful insect and comes in many colors but is unfortunately an introduced agricultural pest. Besides citrus it also feeds on many ornamentals.
Palm flatid planthopper, Ormenaria rufifascia