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Lichen Katydid

Lichenomorphus sp.

Description:

Camouflaged grasshopper as in the photo.

Habitat:

Small patch of rain forest at around 975 m, close to Moyabamba.

Notes:

This grasshopper is clearly impersonating something such as lichen, but I do not know what. Lichenomorphus Taxonomic classification Empire : Animalia (Animals) Tribe : Arthropoda (Arthropods) Class : Insecta (Insects) Order : Orthoptera (Rightwing) Family : Tettigoniidae (Saber grasshoppers) Lichenomorphus is a genus of Orthoptera from family katydids (Tettigoniidae). The scientific name of this genus has been validly published for the first time in 2011 by Cadena-Castañeda.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Lichen Katydid
Lichenomorphus sp. Gafanhoto | Project Noah


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8 Comments

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks again Daniele.
It is great to come across such interesting insects.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Les!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Williams family and Lauren.
I do love it when I see an amazing imitating insect - not that I do very often.
Here is the link to a fantastic preying mantis I saw in 2011.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/76033499@N...

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

What a marvelous creature!

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago

What a unique looking insect :)

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Dominik.
I do like these insects that imitate something else.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Another link for the genus:
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common...

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae, Dysoniini, Lichenomorpha sp.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcampis/42...

Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

Yantalo, San Martín, Peru

Spotted on Sep 23, 2018
Submitted on Nov 17, 2018

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