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This is the first of 3 unusual flag-footed bugs I found in the Cahuita National Park, just before sunset. I returned the next morning, but they were nowhere to be seen, though there were several the evening before. I wonder if the other 2 (posted next) are nymphs, or a different species.


Beach-fronted National Park and Marine reserve. Tropical and very humid. This site has 1067.9 hectares in land area, 600 ha in coral reef and 22,400 hectares of marine area, home to one of the best-developed coral reefs in the Caribbean and more importantly coast of Costa Rica. It also protects a sample of swampy forest with pure stands of raffia (Arecaceae) and Sangrillo (Fabaceae), as well as a great diversity of epiphytes and very humid forest remnants, typical of this area of ​​life and white sandy beaches of great scenic beauty.

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tmvdh 6 years ago

Definitely a new and undescribed species!
I wrote a scientific paper about it which has been published recently.
Thanks again, Pam!

pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Torsten... couldn't believe it when I saw them. There were several on just 1 plant.

tmvdh 6 years ago

GREAT spotting Pam!

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Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 1, 2015
Submitted on Jun 4, 2015

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