insects Archive

Five Things to Know about Chikungunya

In recent months, a disease has crept across the Atlantic from Africa and Asia. Carried and transmitted by mosquitos, it has swept across the Caribbean and even into the United States of America within the …
MEALWORMS

Insects as the Food of the Future

You might cringe at the thought of eating insects – but for over 2 billion people on the planet, insects are a part of the everyday diet. With the human population expected to exceed 9 …

Birdwing Grasshoppers in Belize

It is estimated that the rainforest houses over 50% of the biodiversity on Earth.  Scientists believe that there are millions of species still to be found in the rainforests.  Countries like Costa Rica have a …
Helicon

Pic of the Week: Helicon Butterfly Of Belize

The picture below of a tropical Heliconian (also known as a Helicon), a family of butterflies that range from northern Mexico, Florida, and southern Texas to central Peru. Helicons feature a shared curved wing shape …