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Costa Rica 2018

Herps, Mammals, and Other Critters

All photographs ©2018.  HBV = Hotel Buena Vista; BCNP = Braulio Carillo National Park; CP = Cope's Place and environs; SV = Selva Verde Lodge; LSBS = La Selva Biological Station; LDL = Laguna del Lagarto Lodge; AOL = Arenal Observatory Lodge.  Please feel free to step in and ID some of the unknowns!



White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus)  BCNP

Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni)  LSBS


White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)  LDL


Variegated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides)  Black morph left (LDL), normal morph right (HBV)


American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)  Las Iguanas


Baby Common Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) LDL

Pug-nosed Anole  (Norops capito)  BCNP


Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)   Adult left (Las Iguanas), baby right (LDL)


Neotropical Bird-eating Snake (Pseustes poecilonotus)  LDL

Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus)


Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)  SVL

Frog sp.  (SVL)

Frog sp.  (LDL)

Frog sp.  (LDL)

Miscellaneous Bugs:

Straight-snouted Weevil (Arrhenodes sp.)  LSBS

Beetle sp.  (HBV)

Darkling beetle sp.  (BCNP)

Female Elephant Beetle (Megasoma elephas)  LDL

Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules)  LDL

Soldier Beetle sp.  (BCNP)

Bompland's Click Beetle (Chalcolepidius bomplandi)  LDL


Purple Lubber Grasshopper (Taeniopoda reticulata) BCNP

Monkey Grasshopper (Homeomastax dereixi)  LSBS

Grasshopper sp.  (LSBS)

Trogon Grasshopper (Chromacris trogon)  AOL

Red-legged Stink Bug (Edessa rutomarginata)  LDL

Phasmid Stick Insect sp.  (AOL)

Phasmid Stick Insect sp.  (AOL)

Phasmid Stick Insect sp.  (AOL)

Phasmid Stick Insect sp.  (AOL)

Crane Fly sp.  (BCNP)

Stilt-legged Fly fooling with dung... (BCNP)

Bee Assassin (BCNP)


Orchid Bee (Euglossa dilemma)  AOL

Golden Orb Weaver (Nephila clavipes)  BCNP

Silverback Cross Spider (Argiope savignyi)  LDL

Wandering Spider (Cupiennius getazi)  LSBS

Jumping Spider sp.  (BCNP)

 Illustrated and Audio Bird Lists

 Butterflies and Moths

Dragonflies and Damselflies

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