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This specimen of a moth on display inside the Insectarium shows what large and beautiful creatures they are -- even if they are only in earth tones.  Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News

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This specimen of a moth on display inside the Insectarium shows what large and beautiful creatures they are -- even if they are only in earth tones. Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News

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  • Butterflies that aren't native to Florida are also in this display to show their diversity, size and beauty at the Calusa Nature Center new Insectarium.  Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News
  • A live Lubber Grasshopper, a familiar local one,  surveys the live insect display at the new Insectaruim at Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers.  Lubber Grasshoppers are native to Florida and are found in grasslands and forest edges. They feed on plants and beautyberries.   Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News
  • Another area of the insectarium contains a mock bee keeper hive, which shows in detail how bees make honey and maintain the hive. Calusa Nature Center is hoping to eventually add a live bee hive. Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News
  • Calusa Nature Center volunteer Mike Miller hands educational director Carrrie Nameth an array of bugs he caught in his garden at home to add to the live display  at the Insectarium.  Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News
  • This specimen of a moth on display inside the Insectarium shows what large and beautiful creatures they are -- even if they are only in earth tones.  Kelli Stanko/ Special to the Daily News

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