A herd of "thorn bugs" found in the cloud forest of Cusuco National Park, Honduras.
This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this moth.
This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this moth. You can even see the yellow fruiting bodies produced by the mature fungus!
Adult animals found in the cloud forest of Cusuco National Park.
Here is a young adult Cusuco Spike-thumb Frog, a beautiful and critically endangered frog endemic to this single location-- Cusuco National Park in Honduras. We are racing to save it from extinction caused by chytrid fungus. For more info about this rescue operation, check out www.FrogRescue.com
This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this wasp. This species is likely Ophiocordyceps humberti (as per David Hughes from Penn State --thanks!)
I found this caterpillar in the montane cloud forest of Cusuco National Park, Honduras. Does anyone know what genus or species it might be?
This is an adult male Spike-thumb frog (Plectrohyla dasypus), critically endangered and endemic to Cusuco National Park. This species is at risk of extinction from chytrid fungus and is one of our focal rescue species at my Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center currently in construction.
This leaf is trying so hard to be a frog! I found this beautiful glass tree frog in Cusuco National Park while working with the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center & Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on our mission to help save frogs from extinction!
A huge walking stick I found carrying a droplet of water in its mouth
I found these orchids in a cloud forest in Honduras. Does anyone know what type these might be?
An adult parrot snake displays its highly impressive characteristic defense behavior
A fascinating spider that tosses a specially crafted web at an insect as it passes by, like tossing a net to catch a fish.
The "88" Butterfly, although this one looks a bit like a "98"
Very common species in this cloud forest.
This adult female katydid had amazing camouflage. Does anyone know which species it is?
Large adult female
Large adult female
Big adult female
A large adult female
A small juvenile
An adult female Duellmanohyla soralia peeking out from stream-side vegetation
A recent metamorph of Plectrohyla dasypus perched on vegetation near a stream
A recent metamorph of Plectrohyla exquisita
A large adult male Plectrohyla exquisita
Tadpoles of Duellmanohyla soralia in Cusuco National Park, Honduras. These animals are part of the largest remaining population of this species, which is fragmented in distribution between the Honduras-Guatemala border.
This species is endemic to Cusuco National Park, a cloud forest in Honduras. I've been monitoring this species for nearly 10 years.
This species is endemic to Cusuco National Park, a cloud forest in Honduras. I have been monitoring this species for 10 years and view them often.
Found somewhere along a transect around the Cantilles Satellite Camp, Cusuco National Park, Honduras.
At a waterfall a few miles outside Base Camp. Lots of these guys flying around.
There were always tons of these guys hanging around Base Camp. Some were tiny (this one is about the size of a quarter), but we saw larger ones.
I have more photos on another computer, will add when I get a chance.
This bat was mist-netted by the bat team for Operation Wallacea's 2012 Honduras expedition, outside the Cantilles Satellite Camp in PNC.
Grace's warbler in the garden at the Cusuco National Park base camp
At Base Camp in Cusuco National Park, Honduras
Palm viper on an Operation Wallacea transect approx. 1 mile outside of the Cusuco National Park base camp.