Costa Rica photo gallery

We also brought back some crazy looking stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and their relatives (e.g., leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), assassin bugs (Reduviidae), and plant bugs (Miridae)). Expect pictures soon. In the meantime, here’s a picture of the motley crew that carried out this research (L to R: Bob Blinn, Andy Deans, Josephine Rodriguez (University of Illinois), and Matt Bertone).

Desired taxa

NC insect of the week – number 15

Mantodea: Mantidae: Brunneria borealis, Scudder 1896 As a kid, I was always outside exploring the great outdoors, which for me usually consisted of chasing and catching any insect within sight (even wasps, which I usually ended up regretting)! But I remember, as many of us probably do, catching and trying to feed one of the most bizarre of insects, the praying mantis. I thought they were fascinating – after all, they are the only insects that can look over their…

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