Reader Lou Jost, a biologist, naturalist, and photographer living in Ecuador, sent some photos from the Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. His notes are indented, and this is just part one of a two-part series of orthopterans.
At the Tambopata Research Center we got up around 4:30 am most days, and evenings after dinner there were often talks, so we had little time to explore the forest at night. But one night before bed I couldn’t resist exploring for an hour. In that hour I found so many things that I only managed to advance about 20 meters from the lodge.
Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets); most of the these don’t merit individual captions since I know nothing at all about them!