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Peacock katydid

Tanusia brullaei


When I saw this katydid she was calm, like a normal katydid. As I approached, she spread her wings as defensive behavior (deimatic behavior). She is saying: keep away, I'm dangerous. But it's inoffensive.


Brazilian Atlantic Forest, above 950m.


This katydid was photographed in Serra dos Órgãos National Park, in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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37 Comments (1–25)

AndréAlves 2 years ago

Thank you very much!!!!!!!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Fantastic! Congratulations.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

A very big congrats for a well earned 1st place

triggsturner 2 years ago

Have admired this image ever since you posted it Andre. Congratulations on your 1st place.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations Andre - very well deserved !

BonnieLewis 2 years ago

Truly amazing creature! Great shot!

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations on this winning shot Andre!!!

Parabéns, André Alves!
Sua fotografia é merecedora de vários premios.
Obrigado por compartilhá-la conosco.

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations André, this well timed image is the winner of our 2016 Best Photo contest in the Arthropods category!


Make sure to join our 2017 Best Photo mission!

AndréAlves 2 years ago

Thanks to all you! :D

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Now congrats for the SOTW! Cool!

Congratulations on the SOTW! Beautiful!

Wow it's amazing

Congratulations André on this SOTW! It's beautiful!

Congratulations on the SOTD, Beautiful creature and picture, AndréAlves.


AndréAlves 3 years ago

Thank so much DanielePralong, Jim Nelson, AntonioCarlosDeBarrosCarvalho and SteveLife3!

Inoffensive and very beautiful, AndréAlves.
Congratulations for the amazing spotting.
And thank you for share!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Well deserved Spotting of the Week, Andre!

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations André! This is just stunning.

AndréAlves 3 years ago

Thank you very much AshleyT!!! I'm very happy about it!! :D

AndréAlves 3 years ago

Thanks Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman and Ingrid3!

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Andre, this beautiful Katydid was selected as Spotting of the Week!



Ingrid3 3 years ago

incredible display!

Beautiful...I did not know Katydid's could be so gorgeous when they open their wings...Thanks for sharing.

Teresópolis, RJ, Brazil

Lat: -22.45, Long: -42.99

Spotted on Jan 31, 2016
Submitted on Mar 25, 2016

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