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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

We are excited to hearing that a new species of insect has been discovered in Belize. And to add to the good news, the little critter has been named after our favourite Belizean district – Cayo! Recently added to the over 900,000 species already identified as sharing the planet with us is Ambrysus cayo.

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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.

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[22 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Tree-Hopper and its scientific name is Umbonia crassicornis. Tree-hoppers or Membracidae are strange little creatures closely related to the cicadas and the leaf hoppers. They usually carry an unusual protuberance which may take the form of tree branch horns or spines.

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[2 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Belize’s Red Fire Ants!!

Submitted by: Future Perfect Travel
Ants are among the most numerous of all the insects. The Fire ant, (Solenopsis invicta) in particular is the most common specie in Belize and all parts of the world. It is considered the most aggressive. Found in most parts of Belize, there’s no escaping these insects that roam the forest floors searching for food. There is a great diversity among ants and their behaviors. They range in size from …