Costa Rica Inverts

Another fascinating part of field herping, along with all the other natural wonders we encounter, is the invertebrates! This forum is dedicated to both field and captive invertebrates.

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Costa Rica Inverts

Post by Christopher » September 16th, 2014, 11:15 am

Costa Rica Invertebrates
Hello all, I wanted to share some photos of some of the invertebrates I have encountered over my last 5 trips to Costa Rica. Considering I know next to nothing about identifying invertebrates in this area, this will be a lot of photos with very little commentary or descriptions.
Opening out with a close up of a dragonfly from Manuel Antonio
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I have no idea what these are but they look pretty neat
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They seem to be enjoying some fungus

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A large net casting spider, always among my favorite spiders to find

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Another spider species

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A large cockaroach out on a trail

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A leaf mimic katydid
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And a katydid having a very bad day with a spider

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A very brightly colored cicada
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Fresh out from its larval form

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A pretty planarian

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A close up of a large spider, I think possible a type of wandering spider

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An emerging dragonfly

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A really neat looking little bug

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More of the same little weird invert on a separate trip

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Neat little grasshopper

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A well camoflauged spider
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More spiders

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A large katydid
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A morpho that has seen better days

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These little guys were really interesting to find

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A smaller net casting spider

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A wandering spider close up

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This awesome katydid was one of my favorites

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I think this is a Halloween crab
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Another interesting crab

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Wandering spider with egg mass

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A nice millipede

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A scorpion in Guanacaste

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Scorpion eating another scorpion, I think mating gone wrong

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A horde of ants devouring a scorpion

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Blue morpho

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A spider eating a baby red eye tree frog

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Butterflies, I don’t know the species

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Longhorn beetle

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Ants living in an acacia tree

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A very ambitious scorpion taking a moth

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Zebra longwings

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A small tarantula

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An emerging dragonfly

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A fishing spider taking a moth along a river

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Another spider

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I wasn’t sure if this spider was eating another spider or a molt

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An emerging cicada

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A very prickly looking caterpillar

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This interesting little bug, someone identified it previously but I forgot

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This is one of my favorite scorpion photos

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A large grasshopper

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And a smiley face beetle to wrap it up!

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So those are my favorite invert photos from Costa Rica over 5 trips, I hope you enjoyed and sorry for the lack of identification on them! Hope you enjoyed, and if you want to see more please check my website www.ChrisGillette.com

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Re: Costa Rica Inverts

Post by Rags » November 6th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Great series of photos, thanks for posting.

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