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Snapshots

  1. black and yellow striped wasp

    Snapshot Title: black and yellow striped wasp
    Taken by: Rodolphe Rougerie

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Tiny... but to be feared.
    Not sure, but it may well be one of these wasps locally named "mouches sans raison"... meaning that getting too close may be enough to trigger their attack.



  2. White wasp

    Snapshot Title: White wasp
    Taken by: Rodolphe Rougerie

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Many pretty wasps use to come to the light as well...
    Different colors, different pains inflicted :-( quite a panel up for testing...



  3. Stingy yellow wasps

    Snapshot Title: Stingy yellow wasps
    Taken by: Rodolphe Rougerie

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Beautiful, but not the friends of the moth collector at night...



  4. Moth pair

    Snapshot Title: Moth pair
    Taken by: Rodolphe Rougerie

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    The one on the left is a notodontid moth; the other one is a male of the saturniid Hyperchiria orodina. It has beautiful red eyespots on its (hidden) hindwings. Looks like he's ready to have a day off...



  5. Saturniid moth

    Snapshot Title: Saturniid moth
    Taken by: Rodolphe Rougerie

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    This is Eacles imperialis cacicus, an Amazonian relative to the North American imperialis silkmoth - quite common and sometimes named locally as the "banana moth" :-)



  6. Sphingidae and friends

    Snapshot Title: Sphingidae and friends
    Taken by: Alex Smith

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Sphingidae and friends



  7. Sphingidae

    Snapshot Title: Sphingidae
    Taken by: Alex Smith

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Sphingidae



  8. Swami beetle?

    Snapshot Title: Swami beetle?
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Formicidae
    Lepidoptera
    & Coleoptera, too!



  9. Formicidae?

    Snapshot Title: Formicidae?
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    ..



  10. Mantis

    Snapshot Title: Mantis
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Shouldn't it be preying?



  11. Ghost Moth!!

    Snapshot Title: Ghost Moth!!
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    AAEEEEEIIIIIII



  12. Katydid?

    Snapshot Title: Katydid?
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: 110129 am Light Trap at Inselberg Camp - Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    What did Katy do?