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Spiny Devil Katydid

Panacanthus cuspidatus

Description:

Large Katydid at around 10cm from head to the tip of the abdomen. Most conspicuous are the sharp spines that cover the legs, head and thorax. Colouration is green, with pink eyes and yellow mouthparts and 'belly'.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon region near Puerto Misahualli.

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15 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thank you for the kind words! Much appreciated.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, dan! This one certainly deserves its name.

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Fantastic! Congrats! I've seen some spiky katydids but not as much as this one.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, triggs.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Great spotting Felix and congrats on your SOTD!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, Ingrid.

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 3 years ago

Fantastic Beastie!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks, Daniele. Much appreciated :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Felix, this astonishing katydid is our Spotting of the Day!

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Thanks a lot guys! Appreciate the kind words.

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 3 years ago

amazing!

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 3 years ago

Amazing find Felix! And great pic too!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Fantastic photography!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Nature is amazing indeed - it's such a wonderfully bizarre looking animal! Thank you, Bonnie.

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 3 years ago

Mind blown! Nature is amazing. Beautiful image!

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Puerto Misahuallí, Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Apr 2, 2017

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