Arachnids

Arachnids

Spiders and arachnids make up to 5-10% of all Arthropods in rainforest canopies, represented most famously by the beautiful, bright Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatophelma cyaneopubescens) (1). Orb-weaver spiders make up a majority of spiders found in the...
Butterflies, Ants, and Bees

Butterflies, Ants, and Bees

The Lepidoptera–butterflies and moths–of the Amazon are some of the most famous insects of the region, flaunting beautiful vivid colors unlike insects anywhere else in the world. The Amazon basin, particularly Peru, harbors the highest levels of butterfly...
Butterflies of Wayqecha

Butterflies of Wayqecha

Researcher Edward Hurme has taken a beautiful video of butterflies at the Wayqechas cloud forest research station in Peru. This region has one of the highest concentrations of butterfly diversity in the...
Population Decline of Indigenous People

Population Decline of Indigenous People

Indigenous peoples inhabit a large portion of the Amazon rainforest and their traditional and cultural beliefs have existed for centuries, providing storage for an immense amount of knowledge about the tropical Amazon. In contrast, the non-indigenous population of the...