Amazon Peru – Rainforest Insects .
The Amazon rainforest is home to an incredible variety of insects. Over 90% of all animals in the Amazon rainforest are insects! Researchers and scientists discover thousands of new species of insects every year. Because of this, it’s hard to know exactly how many insects might call the rainforest home. The following are some unique insects that live in the Amazon rainforest.
Leafcutter ants live in large, complex colonies, with each ant playing a specific role based on its size. Leafcutter ants eat more vegetation than any other creature in the rainforest. In addition to vegetation, these ants grow fungi underground that convert poisonous plants into an edible fungus.
A leaf-cutter ant clings to the edges of a bright green leaf in the Amazon.
Pink-toed tarantulas have a solid black body, but show some personality on their toes. A fairly docile tarantula, they have pink tips on each of their eight legs. Unlike most tarantulas, they are active during the day. Additionally, their pink toes help them stand out from their surroundings, giving travelers a better chance of spotting them.
A pink-toed tarantula nestled between two green leaves with its legs out.
Blue Morpho Butterfly .
The Amazon is home to at least 7,000 species of butterflies, 35% of the known butterfly species in the world. One of the most striking butterflies in the jungle is the blue morpho. With bright blue wings, you can’t miss them fluttering through the rain forest.
Three vibrant blue butterflies on green leaves in the Amazon rainforest.
Urodida Moth Cocoon .
The intricate design of this latticework cocoon was carefully woven by an urodid moth. This cocoon has an open structure, which allows air to flow over the pupae, preventing the growth of mold and fungus. The pupa will remain in its cocoon until fully grown and then make its entrance into the jungle through the tubular escape hatch at the bottom.
An orange cocoon with a lattice pattern hangs with its pupa inside. The tip of a finger is placed for the scale.
Amber Ghost Butterfly .
This amazing butterfly with translucent wings lives in the deep and shady parts of the jungle. It got its name from the amber details on its wings and from being semi-transparent, like a ghost or ghost.
A green leaf is visible through the translucent wings of two butterflies at night in the Amazon.
Brazilian Wandering Spider .
This spider has the most toxic spider venom in the world. The Brazilian wandering spider lives not only in the Brazilian Amazon, but also in certain areas of South America. This spider earned its name because it actively searches for prey. It wanders, compared to other spiders that build and wait in a web. This long-legged spider has a brown body and red fangs.
A large, brown, hairy spider from the Amazon rainforest with red fangs and 4 black dots instead of eyes.
While scorpions are often thought of as desert dwellers, the Amazon rainforest is also home to several species. After seeing the above photos of animals from the Amazon rainforest, he probably thought that he had seen it all. So you learn that scorpions glow under black light! Under the beam of ultraviolet light, scorpions glow neon blue, lighting up like headlights at night.