Grasshoppers and other critters in a Peruvian Amazon field

by Campbell Plowden

Our mission for the day was to check on the status of rosewood seedlings planted in the fields of four families in the Bora village of Brillo Nuevo. We taught one group of four young men to use digital cameras to take photos of the other team measuring the seedlings. When we had enough shots of the basic tasks, we turned our lenses to capture images of critters hopping or flying about the leaves. These included multi-colored grasshoppers (even one with a sort of pointy horn on his head), wasps, assassin bugs, a butterfly, dragonfly, and tiny frog.

Thank you for providing tentative identification of any of these insects or frog as a comment. Learn more about or donate to this project at: www.AmazonAlive.net

Green grasshopper on leaf at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Green grasshopper on leaf at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Green horned grasshopper on leaf at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Green horned grasshopper on leaf at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Red spotted grasshopper at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Red spotted grasshopper at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Yellow and green grasshopper at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Yellow and green grasshopper at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Yellow and green beetle at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Yellow and green beetle at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Assassin bug on copal tree at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Assassin bug on copal tree at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Wasps on nest under branch at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Wasps on nest under branch at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Brown butterfly on hand with rings at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Brown butterfly on hand with rings at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Red dragonfly on leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Red dragonfly on leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Locust shell on legume tree leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Locust shell on legume tree leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Green frog on leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Green frog on leaf at Brillo Nuevo. Photo by Campbell Plowden/Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Grasshopper in hand at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Grasshopper in hand at Brillo Nuevo, Peru. Photo by Center for Amazon Community Ecology

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