Often epiphytic, this individual is planted in the ground at the botanical garden. When the leaves die, the vascular tissue remains intact while the tissue between decomposes, leaving a net-like, tannish leaf outline on the forest floor. An
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
Two catfish are distributed throughout Las Cruces streams. The long-whiskered catfish (Rhamdia rogersi) is present in Río Java and several small streams, including Quebrada Culvert and the upstream Quebrada Culebra. The other, the Pencil Catfish (Trichomycterusstriatus), I have only caught in Río Java.
Here, minnow traps were used to collect crabs and both species of catfish were caught as by-catch.
Additionally, while we collected the pencil catfish in 2013 and subsequent years, it doesn’t look like I ever published any images—so here are a few old images of Trichomycterus.