21 June 2010
Panama Beetle UPDATE
lycid and click beetles
and robber flies...
...not to mention cerambycids like this beautiful Callipogon lemoinei (check out those furry mandibles, and thanks to Anonymous for the ID).
Basilio, who had helped his father cut down the trees, came along to relocate them and retrieve the branches. We were a skeleton crew; luckily Roman (in the white hard hat) joined us for the last few days.
Here is Roman building our funky little Casa de Crianza, next to the frog house:
By the time I left, on June 15, over 200 cerambycids, in 25 species, had already emerged!
STAY TUNED to hear from Dr. Sara Pinzon, a recently minted Panamanian Ph.D., who has taken on the task of monitoring all of those rearing cages...