Nobody really has an exact number for how many different kinds of insects live in Costa Rica. That little isthmian country, the size of Massachusetts, is incredibly species-rich. “Inbio” says 300,00 species, or about 4% of the world’s insect species, may be found in Costa Rica.
You’re a bug? On that twisty, geologically young bridge between North and South America, there are habitats from desert to rainforest, and from montane to marine. There’s someplace comfy for you in Costa Rica. Guaranteed.
Here are photographs of a few of the insect inhabitants of that happy country.
A praying mantis.
An assassin bug.