Sunday, May 21, 2006

Bugs of the day, Barro Colorado Island

Seen around the place, last night and this morning. None of these critters were collected or otherwise harmed -- at least not by me.



This mole cricket (Gryllotalpidae) came to a light last night. I didn't realize these things were such good fliers -- or such strong biters.





This cute green mantid was perched on a screen at the Barro Colorado Island visitor's center...





... as was this giant wild silkmoth (Saturniidae). The wingspan on this beauty was somewhere between 4 and 5 inches at its widest.





And, finally, to prove that I notice things other than bugs: Can you spot the amphibian in the above photo?



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