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Costa Rica Inverts

Posted: September 16th, 2014, 11:15 am
by Christopher
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

Re: Costa Rica Inverts

Posted: November 6th, 2014, 12:30 pm
by Rags
Great series of photos, thanks for posting.