Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica

Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica

Zona Tropical Publications / Antlion Media

by Paul E. Hanson, Kenji Nishida and Ángel Solís

Foreword by Tracie Stice

Published by: Cornell University Press

208 pages, 127.00 x 197.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9781501760976
  • Published: October 2021


The Pocket Guide to the Insects of Costa Rica reveals the sheer number and diversity of insects and arthropods of the tropics. Every square meter of rainforest and cloud forest in Costa Rica offers up multitudes of gemlike tiny creatures with enough wonders to keep an entomologist busy for a lifetime. But given that Costa Rica is home to potentially more than 250,000 species—the majority of which have yet to be named—where to begin?

This Pocket Guide helps orient those new to the insect world, featuring the species that one would most likely encounter on a walk through the forests of Costa Rica. Individual species accounts offer key physical characteristics, along with fascinating natural history information, while range maps offer further clues to help identify the insect that has just landed on your trail way. Finally, there are the stunning photos—a happy reminder of your time spent in the wilds of Costa Rica.