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Bornean pygmy unicorn

Saussurella borneensis

Description:

A Horned Cricket (or Grasshopper) resting on a wooden wall. Around 20mm in length. It's appearance is specialized in mimicking wood debris. It has a very distinct "horn" on it's head. May be in Discotettiginae or a related subfamily

Habitat:

Forest of Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 100m diameter. Spotted this with DanDoucette during a walk near the park waterfall. This is the first time I have spotted this unique species. Dan's spotting of it http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/230... Special thanks to JosipSkejo for the ID.

1 species ID suggestions

JosipSkejo
JosipSkejo 2 years ago
Bornean pygmy unicorn
Saussurella borneensis

1 Comment

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 2 years ago

Thanks Felix and Josip!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Great spotting!

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 5, 2014

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