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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

A BBC “Earth” feature reveals another fascinating part of Belize many of us miss. Most tourists visit the country for the clear tropical waters off the coast, but inland Belize includes deep jungle habitats with incredible biodiversity and an enormous amount of arthropod life

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[11 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

U.S. entomologists say they’ve discovered a tiny grasshopper-like insect in Belize and named it in commemoration of a Mayan people who once lived there.

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[5 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

One of the interesting oddities of nature is undoubtedly the sheep frog’s ability to confuse those in its surroundings into thinking there is a different animal in its surroundings by making an unusual sound (a sheep like bleat) not particular to its own species (as croaking is the norm for its amphibious cousins). So when you are walking through the tropical rainforests of Belize and hear what sounds like a sheep in the middle of the forest watch your step because you do not want to step on this wonderful oddity of nature.

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[4 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Giant Red-winged Grasshopper and its scientific name is Tropidacris Cristata Dux. This giant six inch herbivore lives in humid tropical forests occupying areas in Central America from Costa Rica up to Yucatan and Southern Mexico.