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.  …

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…