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The Secret Lives of Leaf-Cutting Ants in Costa Rica

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures lies underfoot.

7 natural pest control recipes for the Costa Rica rainy season

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble. Here's a collection of natural insect controls you can prepare right in your kitchen.

Photo of army ants in Costa Rica wins international award

Costa Rica's striking natural beauty looks almost as good on camera as it does in person. 

Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity: It’s a bug’s life

Insect populations account for 85% of all animals that live in the Osa Peninsula.

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Our daily Costa Rican moment of zen. #tanlindacostarica

20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

Twenty Guanacaste schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in region -- and maybe anywhere -- to have wasp species named in their honor.

Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica

Experts from Costa Rica's National University found people infected with Chagas' disease, which is spread by kissing bugs or "chinches," in the communities of San José, Alajuela, Heredia and Guanacaste.

Bumblebee tongues are shrinking because of climate change, study says

As rising temperatures cause flower populations to decline, bumblebees' tongues are getting shorter in an apparent trend away from specialization. Scientists believe that having shorter tongues allows the bees to be more generalized when it comes to the flowers they visit, giving them a wider range of food sources to choose from.

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures lies underfoot.

Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble. Here's a collection of natural insect controls you can prepare right in your kitchen.

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