SETTING THE SCENE for the October 2016 trip to Pampa Hermosa and El Paujil

Cochineal
Cochineal

on Agave, in the Rimac valley 2 hours east from Lima, 17 October

Rio Puntayacu
Rio Puntayacu

near San Ramon, 18 October

Rio Puntayacu
Rio Puntayacu
Chrysina species
Chrysina species

Shining Leaf Chafer, Rio Puntayacu

Assassin bug
Assassin bug

towards Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

Longhorn beetle
Longhorn beetle

en route to Pampa Hermosa

Pampa Hermosa
Pampa Hermosa

20 October

Red and Blue Macaw
Red and Blue Macaw

checking arrivals at Pampa Hermosa

Katydid
Katydid

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

Oval leaf beetle
Oval leaf beetle

Pampa Hermosa

Rio Utcumayo
Rio Utcumayo

Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

Orchid bee (?)
Orchid bee (?)

Pampa Hermosa

Oval leaf beetle
Oval leaf beetle

different species, Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

Rio Utcamayo tributary
Rio Utcamayo tributary

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

Leaf-footed bugs
Leaf-footed bugs

Pampa Hermosa

Paratropes bilunata
Paratropes bilunata

one of the many species of Cockroach, Pampa Hermosa

Unidentified plant #1
Unidentified plant #1

Bosque de Sh'Ollet, 23 October, transit to Villa Rica

Unidentfied plant #2
Unidentfied plant #2

also at Bosque de Sh'Ollet

Fuschia species?
Fuschia species?

Bosque de Sh'Ollet

The Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park
The Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park
Rio Iscozacin rapids
Rio Iscozacin rapids

featuring Mark on the two-hour river journey to El Paujil, 24 October

El Paujil, forest track
El Paujil, forest track

24 October

Coreidae species
Coreidae species

Leaf-footed bug, El Paujil, 25 October

Agrias (now Prepona) claudina
Agrias (now Prepona) claudina

on my finger, photo taken by Regine

Anteros formosus
Anteros formosus

front-on shot, El Paujil, 26 October

Rio Iscozacin
Rio Iscozacin

looking downstream after a night of heavy rain on 26 October

Loaded boat
Loaded boat

ready for the return leg on 28 October

Ctenidae species
Ctenidae species

of Wandering Spider, a large female guarding eggs, 28 October

San Alberto, Oxapampa
San Alberto, Oxapampa

on the way back to Tarma, 29 October

Andes
Andes

dry west-facing slopes, 30 October

Final field stop
Final field stop

back at the Rimac valley (where we stopped on the way out from Lima), 30 October