I've made it a point on this blog to rail against my sworn enemy -- the Miami cockroach, known down here as the Palmetto bug. Luckily, the tropics also harbor some strikingly bright and colorful insects that don't make my stomach churn in disgust.
Behold the iridescent, spotted evolutionary marvel that I recently caught sight of on my mailbox.
The palm tree in my front yard has lately been home to a bright green lizard that resembles the Geico gecko.
A few weeks ago, while walking my roach killing dog, I spotted a butterfly just emerged from its cocoon.
Miami is also home to a particular click beetle with glowing green eyes. Yes, it's slightly roach-like, but it's eyes light up brighter than the little green lights on my modem. It's a sci-fi alien bug.
For as long as roaches have been trolling this planet, you'd think they could've evolved some type of non-repulsive feature. Don't hold your breath, world; they're apparently set on offending humanity's collective sense of sight.