The country is dotted with breathtaking waterfalls, as well as the insects that populate the watery habitats.
A shield-backed mantid
Curator Andrew Short looks for insects in streams, under rocks and even in rainwater puddles.
Costa Rica 2010
Curator Andrew Short collected aquatic insects in the rain forests of Costa Rica in 2010, and will return to the country with a research team in July 2011. To follow the group's work, visit the Costa Rica 2011 expedition page.