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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.  …

Destination Puerto Maldonado, Peru: Skipper caterpillars, Hesperiidae, play hide and seek with predators in the rainforest

  Contrasting yellow bands against an umber background may warn predators of the unpalatability of this skipper caterpillar.   Last…

Destination Tambopata National Reserve, Peru: Hidin’ in the rainforest with cryptic katydids, Tettigoniidae

  By day the dead leaf katydid stands out on a green leaf. Better find another place to rest.  …