BUGS: CRAWLY BUT NOT CREEPY

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Entomology projects

Entomology is a huge field with plenty of options to choose from. The diversity of most of the insect and arachnid groups in Paraguay is substantial. We haven't even scratched the surface yet. Colourful butterflies, misshapen moths, tarantulas the size of your hand, skating water bugs, glow in the dark beetles – we’ve got them all. 

Intern spotlight: Brogan Pett (United Kingdom)


Brogan’s passion for entomology, and in particular spiders, led him to design not just one, but two independent internship projects, for which he won ‘intern of the month’, a prize created to honour his passion and dedication to his project. We now hope that other interns will follow in his footsteps. 

While one of his projects focused on establishing a spider inventory, the other looked more closely at the ecology of a particular group of spiders that live symbiotically with bromeliad plants. Both of Brogan’s studies have rendered publishable data, and he continues to work hard on identifying his spiders

Brogan is now studying for his Masters at the University of Edinburgh and hopes to return to Para La Tierra when he completes his studies. 

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