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Photos of insects (and other invertebrates)



Leaf cutter ants in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Dead unidentified katydid in Sabah, Malaysia



A moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Camouflaged moth in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Green beetle at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A hermit crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A cockroach near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Unidentified insect



Black-and-orange striped butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and butterflies at a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Insect in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Invertebrate in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid leaving its exoskeleton at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A hermit crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



Ants swam leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Butterfly rests on camera in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A moth in Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A caterpillar in the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve in the Dominican Republic.



Dragonfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A spider near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A bright blue beetle in the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve in the Dominican Republic.



Brown butterfly or moth in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorain Amazon


A separated tarantula leg near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Butterfly (unidentified species) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



A hermit crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Insect at night in Yasuni National Park in th Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Leaf-cutter ants in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A bright blue beetle in the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve in the Dominican Republic.



Ants on a dead leaf in Sabah, Malaysia



Cockroaches on the hand rails in the Gomantong Cave in Sabah, Malaysia



A cockroach near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Katydid at night in Yasuni National Park in th Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid leaving its exoskeleton at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A crab on the mangroves in the Estero Hondo Marine Sanctuary in the Dominican Republic.



The Pinguicula casabitoana,complete with tiny prey,is the only carnivorous plant native to the Dominican Republic and is specifically endemic to this one particular ridge of the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve.



Insect eggs in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A yellow beetle in the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve in the Dominican Republic.



Beetle (species unidentified) on rose in Santa Fe, New Mexico



A butterfly near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Dead katydid (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Cockroach in the Gomantong Cave in Sabah, Malaysia



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Ant in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A hermit crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



Ants swam leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A sand crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A cricket near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Ground termite nest in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ants swam leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A crab on the mangroves in the Estero Hondo Marine Sanctuary in the Dominican Republic.



Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A caterpillar in the Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve in the Dominican Republic.



Moth or butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Pink translucent butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Unidentified insect in Sabah, Malaysia



A sand crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A crab on the mangroves in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic.



Termite mound



Ants scurry over the leaf litter in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Large grasshopper in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Camouflaged moth or butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange translucent butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon



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