Bugs in Nicaragua

It is a rainy day today, perfect for sorting photos, catching up on blog posts, and cleaning up from a bug invasion.

It rained most of the night and today, every time I think about going out it starts to rain again.

It rained most of the night and today, every time I think about going out it starts to rain again.

You know me and bugs 😀  I haven’t been specifically looking for them or working in the yard but still, since we are in this tropical place it is no surprise that we have seen a few.

The most interesting experience of the last few days was the invasion of the chayules.  I had heard about these bugs that occasionally show up in large numbers and make a mess of everything. They are harmless though and don’t bite or fly in your face, so they are more of an inconvenience than anything else. It is challenging to cook though, and don’t leave your food or drink uncovered.

The invasion was short lived though, some on Saturday, clouds of them on Sunday, less on Monday and then it was pretty much over. But, it wasn’t the only things we have seen. Besides a number of black witch moths which are so big I think they’d are bats, I have seen a few other interests critters.

We have also had some other great days here so there will be a few more posts coming. Don’t worry, no more bugs, but a lot of great scenery.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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6 Responses to Bugs in Nicaragua

  1. Oh no! Our pet tarantula! ….just kidding! I’m sorry you had to go through the chayule attack. I heard it was really bad this time, but they are over now until next year. See you tomorrow. We’re excited to come home.

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    • If you let him run free… LOL. No problem about the chayotes. If that is the worst thing that happens around here, life is still pretty darn good.
      I’m excited to see you too! I hope you can sleep some on the plane.

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  2. Rebecca Olson says:

    That is the biggest spider i’ve ever seen! Hopefully he got his fill of bugs and will take a long nap! Hahaha, thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Pathway To Portugal says:

    I’m glad you share pics of the bugs, I find them fascinating too.

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