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Lichen Katydid

Lichenomorphus sp.


Camouflaged grasshopper as in the photo.


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


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.

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bayucca 4 years ago
Lichen Katydid
Lichenomorphus sp. Gafanhoto | Project Noah

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

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

DanielePralong 4 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 4 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.

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

What a marvelous creature!

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 4 years ago

What a unique looking insect :)

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

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

bayucca 4 years ago

Another link for the genus:

bayucca 4 years ago

Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae, Dysoniini, Lichenomorpha sp.

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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