Central America - Critters & Other Insects

On this page you will find pictures of critters and insects, other than butterflies, photographed by me in Belize and Mexico.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Black-winged Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax funerea
  2. Millipede sp. - Diplopoda sp.
  3. Millipede sp. - Polydesmidae sp.
  4. Cockroach sp. - Kakkerlak sp.
  5. Leaf-cutting Ant - Bladsnijdermier
  1. Tarantula-Hawk - Pompilidae sp.
  2. Bess Beetle sp. - Passalidae sp.
  3. Cicada-mimicking Stink Bug - Peromatus notatus
  4. Tortoise Beetle sp. - Chrysomelidae cassidinae sp.

Black-winged Dragonlet
Erythrodiplax funerea
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Millipede sp.
Diplopoda sp.
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
23 April 2011
Millipede sp.
Polydesmidae sp.
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
24 April 2011

Cockroach sp.
Kakkerlak sp. (Blaberus sp.)
Belize
7 April 2009

Blaberus is a genus of cockroaches.
They are generally from Central and South America.
There are around 10 species in the Blaberus genus.

Leaf-cutting Ant
Bladsnijdermier
Belize
7 March 2009

Ants are the world’s most ecologically important insects, both in terms of biomass and diversity of ecosystem services. About 15,000 species inhabit almost all terrestrial habitats, including deserts and high mountains. Ants are social insects characterised by a highly sophisticated division of labour: different individuals carry out different functions.

Tarantula-Hawk
Pompilidae sp.
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
25 April 2011
Bess Beetle sp.
Passalidae sp.
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
23 April 2011

Cicada-mimicking Stink Bug
Peromatus notatus
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
20 April 2011

Peromatus notatus is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae.

Tortoise Beetle sp.
Chrysomelidae cassidinae sp.
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
24 April 2011
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