Cemetary in Cayenne.
Plaza of Iracoubo.
Interior of church at Iracoubo, painted by hand by the penal colony convict Pierre Huguet.
The BRIDGE Project carbet at Petit Lausatte.
Chris Baraloto in a white-sand forest of northwestern French Guiana.
Elodie, Tim, and Chris admire a Calyptranthes, Myrtaceae.
Tim Paine with a nice camera setup.
Chris Baraloto climbing a tree using French tree irons.
Elodie pressing plants.
Taking a break from pressing.
Crested toad (Bufo sp.).
Pomelo (Citrus sp., Rutaceae).
Our first impression of this caterpillar was that it bore an elaborate camoflauge of parasitoid eggs or perhaps resembled the excrement of a canopy-dwelling animal, but some more knowledgable lepidopterists suggest that it is indeed prasitized, by tachinid flies and braconid wasps.
Votomita guianensis (Memecylaceae).
French colonial architecture in Cayenne.
Examining specimens in the CAY herbarium.
Preparing for flight to Nouragues Biological Station.
En-route to station.
Rich and diverse lowland rain forest.
The large granitic dome (inselberg) at Nouragues is 400 m above sea level at the summit.
Well-stocked dining room.
Caterpillars of the genus Doxocopa, Notodontinae.
Spines on palm trunk.
Voyria clavata? (Gentianaceae). ID suggested by Lena Struwe, 12/2010
Elodie chasing a lizard.
Myrt Eugenia tetramera (Holst 9422).
Aerial roots from an aroid.
Pipe Piper humistratum (Holst 9425).
Pter Tectaria plantaginea (Holst 9417).
Climbing up the granite.
Steep climb. Water pipe on right powers a mini turbine to provide electricity to the biological station.
Marc Souroubea guianensis (Holst 9436).
Psudosphinx tetrio. Frangipani Hawk Moth.
Summit of Nouragues.
Shrub islands on rocky slopes.
Catopsis berteroniana (light green epiphyte) and red flowers of Pitcairnia cremersii in a Clusia shrub island.
Carpet of Pitcairnia cremersii on bare rock.
Infructescences of Pitcairnia cremersii.
Cycl Stelestylis surinamensis (Holst 9473).
Brom Tillandsia monadelpha with fruit (Holst 9506).
Brom Bromelia sp. (Holst 9487).
Brom Aechmea bromeliifolia (Holst 9488).
Brom Aechmea aquilega
Rapa Rapatea paludosa (Holst 9493).
Elodie Courtois checking a research plot for her Ph.D. thesis.
Citioica anthonilis, Saturniidae; there were hundreds of these crawling around one area of the forest floor. ID courtesy of Bill Oehlke via Jean-Marc Gayman.
Gent Potalia amara (Holst observed).
Pressing plants night...
Patrick, manager of the Nouragues station, working late on samples.
Return to Cayenne, Bruce Holst & Marie Francoise (Fanchon) Prévost