Orchid Bee Trapping

Even during the day there were an abundance of amazing insects to be found almost anywhere in Cusuco NP.  One particular day a friend decide to bring materials to attract orchid bees with, which consisted of string, paper towel, and four essential oils I forget the names of now.  A few drops of each oil was added to a small wad of folded towel, and then the towel was hung from a low hanging branch alongside the trail, where the forest wasn’t too dense.  We stood there with bug nets until some came-and they did!  At this same location a very bold jumping spider came out to “watch.”