Destination Monteverde, Costa Rica: Rainy day in the vanishing cloud forest with butterflies, moths, and froghoppers

  Cloud forests are home to unique and wonderful insects like the beautiful saturniid moth, Cerodirphia avenata.   With Old…

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Destination Cahal Pech, Belize to visit rainforest recyclers: Nozzle-headed termites, Nasutitermes

  This termite soldier squirts defensive chemicals through the elongated snout called a nasus at the front of its head.…

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Destination Potomac, Maryland – Spring arrives and with it, ticks: Lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, and Blacklegged ticks, Ixodes

  Does this lone star nymph carry the tick borne disease ehrlichiosis or STARI? Inquiring minds want to know.  …