Sunday, October 30, 2011

Faces of Costa Rica

We are on the brink of leaving this amazing place, so I thought I might post a few of the faces we have encountered on our journey. Of course they are not human (although we did meet many wonderful people during our stay); these faces belong to the creatures that captivate us and inhabit these rich rainforest habitats.

A juvenile Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni.)

Giant Peppered Cockroach (Archimandrita tesselata)

Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)

Black Jungle Stalker (Ctenidae)

Black-tailed Scorpion (Centruroides bicolor)

Horned Katydid, (Copiphora cultricornis)

Fishing spider (Pisauridae)

Hawk moth (Sphingidae)

Leaf-tailed Mantis (Mantidae)

Giant fly, unknown species

Unidentified moth

Wet-forest Toad (Ollotis melanochlora formerly Bufo melanochlorus)

Pink-jawed Katydid (Neoconocephalus sp.)

Unidentified wasp

Amblypygid (Phrynus pseudoparvulus)

Orange-faced katydid - unidentified species

Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)

Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium sp)

Huntsman spider (Sparassidae)

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus)

'Sunburst' raspy cricket (Gryllacrididae)

Owl Butterfly caterpillar (Caligo memnon)

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