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The long history of the rainforest has enabled countless butterflies, moths, ants, termites, wasps, bees, and other tropical insects to evolve in astounding profusion. Corcovado National Park boasts at least 220 species of butterflies. And there are so many species of beetles and grasshoppers that no one knows the true numbers.
Of course, a host of unfriendly bugs also exist in great numbers: chiggers, wasps and bees (including aggressive African bees), ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants, and the famous “no-see-ums” all can inflict irritating bites on humans.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Costa Rica, 8th Edition