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…

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…

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 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…