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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.  …

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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.…

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…

Destinations La Torre, Peru, and Carara, Costa Rica – Hidin’ in the Rainforest, Part II: cryptic walking sticks, Phasmatidae; horse-head grasshoppers, Proscopidiidae; and mantids, Mantidae

  Greatly elongated limbs, twig-brown coloration, and the ability to remain motionless seemingly for hours, give this rainforest mantis a…