NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
invertebrates

The amazing invertebrates of South & Central America... 

Phylum Annelida: Worms

Class Clitellata/Oligochaeta 'Earth Worms'

Martiodrilus (?)crassus, 'Giamt Earthworm' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador). Up to 1.5 metres long. Like many worms, they come out onto the soil surface when conditions are wet.

Phylum Arthropoda

Class Arachnida

Order Amblypygi: 'Tail-less Whip Scorpions'

Yarina Lodge, Ecuador

Order Araneae: Spiders

Family Theraphosidae: includes 'Tarantulas'

(Wildsumaco Lodge, Ecuador)

to identify...

Spider with cat face on back (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador).

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For the page on the tanagers of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the mammals of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the places to experience the tropical American rainforest


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"