The Night Tour with Tracie
"The Bug Lady"
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Discover the hidden treasures of Drake Bay, Costa Rica with Tracie "The Bug Lady" .
Costa Rica is home to more than 150 of the world's 3,500 species of cockroach.
Each year around forty new species are identified.
Most of the species still unknown to science live in the canopy of tropical forests.
The beautiful cockroach pictured to the right is a species of canopy roach. Only rarely is it encountered at ground level.
Scientists have identified nearly 38,000 species of spider.
While there are roughly 4,000 species of mammal that roam the earth, there are over 4,400 species of jumping spiders alone.
Despite most people's overwhelming fear of snakes, only about 450 out of the world's 2,600 total are potentially dangerous to humans.
In Costa Rica there are 137 different species of snake, of which only 22 are venomous.
On the night tour, lucky guests may cross paths with a tamandua anteater.
The word "tamandua" comes from the Brazilian Tupi Indian words taa, meaning ant, and mandeu, meaning to trap.
Tamanduas feed on termites, ants, and occasionally, even bees.
Adult tamanduas are estimated to visit 50 to 80 ant and termite colonies each day, where they consume some 9,000 insects.
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