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.  …

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 Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Peru – The art of deception: can gossamer-wing butterflies, Arawacus dodge lethal attacks?

  At the right end of this butterfly are its head, thorax, and abdomen, vital parts that are targets for…

Destination Reserva Nacional Tambopata, Peru: How pleasing are rainforest fungus beetles, Erotylidae?

  Gibbifer is one genus of spectacularly beautiful pleasing fungus beetles found in the Amazonian rainforest.   With no shortage…

Destination Villarrica, Chile – Not hidin’ from anyone: the elegant phasmatid, Agathemera elegans

  A beautiful female chinchemolle phasmatid grazes on herbaceous plants near a stream.   Vulcan Villarrica in Chile; upon its…