Cristian counted 29 exhuvia on a single tree. Here are a few of the molts lined up on the “dry” side of the tree and one that was actively molting.
I discovered a female belatomatidae waterbug laying her eggs on the father’s abdomen in Río Java, but the flashes from my camera scare her off before a got a nice photograph. You can make out their abdomens touching and the partial clutch on the male. B
What creates these small, sand, chimneys on the flow-facing surface of boulders? These were found in Rio Bella Vista, a fast-moving, cold, cascading stream in Las Alturas.
The leaf-cutter, reproductive female caste (new queens – Atta cephalotes) emerge in mass and begin digging new homes!
Parasitoid larvae, probably from a wasp, have emerged from the black wounds of this caterpillar, perhaps a hesperidae butterfly, and pupated.
Check out the trachea (the branching gas exchange organs observed through the skin of the caterpillar) and the punctures from the larval exits!