Beautiful Butterflies of Wayqecha

Beautiful Butterflies of Wayqecha

Sitting high in the Andean cloud forests, the Wayqecha Biological Research Station is located in the Kcosñipata Valley of southeastern Peru where the eastern slopes of the tropical Andes meet the Amazonian lowlands. This region is a biodiversity hotspot boasting one...
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...
Amazonian Army Ants

Amazonian Army Ants

Army ants are mobile communities of ants that number in the thousands. This community revolves around a queen, that lays a quarter of a million eggs during a stationary phase. These ants form a well-documented social community, with different ants performing different...