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Peruvian Fern Stick Insect

Oreophoetes topoense

Description:

Peruvian Fern Stick Insect (Oreophoetes sp.), might be Oreophoetes topoense (confirmed by Bruno Kneubühler), Farnheuschrecke, Farn-Stabschrecke, Rainforest of the Amazon River, CeibaTops, Loreto, Amazonia, Peru.

Habitat:

Neotropical rainforest in Amazonia

Notes:

Phasmatodea, Verophasmatodea, Anareolatae, Diapheromeridae, Diapheromerinae, Oreophoetini, Oreophoetes topoense.

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79 Comments (1–25)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks, folks!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

How did I miss this one. Fantastic bayucca.

tibiprada
tibiprada 5 years ago

♥ ♥ ♥

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

wow, amazing! :)

AmazonWorkshops
AmazonWorkshops 6 years ago

Congrats! And thanks for all you do to help us keep our Amazon postings accurate and correctly ID'd

Congrats!
... What an amazing biodiversity has Perú!
Great capture!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congrats Dominik!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Thanks folks!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Congratulations on your stick :-))

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Awesome! Congrats bayucca!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Congratulations, Dominik! This is very very beautiful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations, Dominik!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

very Sweet!

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Amazing photo congratulations

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

Congratulations :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Thanks Karen!! Cool start for 2013! Thanks Gerardo, Pamela and Cindy!

Amazing insect! Congratulations Dominik!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

congrats bayucca...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations Dominik :):)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Dominik! This great capture has been chosen as a runner up in the Best of 2012, arthropods category.

http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3975372...
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pos...
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/2...

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 6 years ago

Spectacular.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Thanks, folks!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Amazing!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Superb spotting Bayucca!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Indeed and this might be a very effective technique to confuse the birds: Just let them pick an "unimportant" (at least for survival) peace of the body to distract and/or gain some time to run/fly away. Really effective as you can see in this spot:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/818...
If you look very carefully you see a complete symmetry: right side are the real eyes and antennae and on the left side the mimic eyes and antennae.
But that's not enough! Hairstreaks usually move the tails as they are imitating the moving of the head and antennae!!

Indiana, Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.50, Long: -73.00

Spotted on Apr 30, 2007
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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