There are many exotic-looking insect species
that you can immediately
Although they use camouflage, Guanacaste
walking stick insects are
easily spotted at night on low shrubs.
The three inch rhinoceros beetle has an
unmistakable long, upward
curving horn on its head.
Some brightly colored insects even double
themselves up at the base of
leafstalks, so as to mimic or
resemble flowerbuds, and thus deceive other
insects on which they prey.
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Unique Rainforest Bugs
The long history of the rainforest has enabled
termites, wasps, bees, and other unique tropical
insects to evolve in
profusion. There are many thousands of ant species
alone. The insect
biodiversity in Corcovado National
Park includes at least 220 species of breeding
butterflies, plus others
migratory, simply passing through.
And there are so many species of beetles and
grasshoppers that no one
the true numbers. Many, many thousands of creeping,
buzzing insect species still await identification.
In Guanacaste, hundreds of species of bees, moth
larvae, and tiger
make an appearance in the early dry season. When the
first rains come,
are often deluged with adult moths, beetles, and
other insects newly
from their pupae. That's the time, too, that many
species of butterfly
from the deciduous lowland forests to highland
for Insect Predators and
Many insect species are too small to see. For
example, the hummingbird
flower mite is so small it can hitch rides from
flower to flower inside the nostrils of
hummingbirds. Other insects you
detect by their sound. Male wood crickets produce a
noise by rubbing together the overlapping edges of
their wing cases. §