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Moss-mimic Walking Stick

Trychopeplus sp

Description:

Another posible Trychopeplus, an amazing camuflage walking stick, eating an orchid. This is one of the most incredible mimicry I have seen, of course when it is into the moss, they are almost imposible to find.

Habitat:

Cloud Forest

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23 Comments

Thanks for the comment drpalombella.

drpalombella
drpalombella 8 years ago

WOW!!!! Absolutely amazing critter! Fantastic pictures!

So glad you enjoy it....

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

It looks nothing other than a strand of moss! How incredible!

So glad you get to see one IT is a pleasure to share them... Thanks for the comment

RachelleSmith
RachelleSmith 8 years ago

I live in Panama and found one of the moss mimic walking sticks yesterday. It was so awesome. Love your pictures, thanks for sharing.

Thnks, I saw this for several minutes it was eating an orchid flower.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

awesome spot and photo series, and most deserving of a SOtD!

Gracias, Thanks for the comments I am very glad you like this species... I love them...

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats on SOTD! :)

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Congratulations, both on find this walking stick after so many years of searching, and for spotting of the day!

This one was very hungry, after so much rain. So it was very active out of its niche, it was not so hard to see but I look for one of them for many years ..

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Amazing! You must have keen eyes Jonathan!

Just add new pictures in this spotting

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

These things are so beautiful!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fant√°stico que hermoso

indeed, Martin, I saw it ate an orchid flower in few minutes ....

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Truly amazing.

Well I look for this insects for years and that day I found 3....

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

You have an eye for this Walking Stick.

New picture just added...., detail of the head

Thats right, interesting observation

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

It kind of makes me think of the Leafy sea dragon or Leafy Sea horse.

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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