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Moss Katydid

Xerophyllopteryx fumosa


large, extremely camouflaged katydid, antennae at least 6 in long. the last photo shows where I first saw this


tropical rainforest


One of the coolest spots I found in Dominica. It was quite a surprise to see this. I was hiking with a few people on the Boiling Lake trail when one guy stopped and turned around to show me this huge insect that landed on his crotch! It was really cooperative and didn't jump away. Everyone else kept on the trail and I stayed behind to get some photos of this. Same one that is my profile pic right now. Morne Trois Pitons national park.


TicThapanya 8 years ago

very beautiful, i never seen..

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Noel!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Another great spot, Dan!

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks a lot Jason and haha Fyn! Good one!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Marvelous spotting! Another great spotting from you!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Is that a Katydid on your crotch or are you just happy to see me? LOL ;-)

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Great series.

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the comment and ID. Seems like I have great luck spotting moss katydids. Their camo can't hide them from me! Ha! Unfortunately bayucca, that is not me in the last photo. Thanks Bernadette and Sckel. Thank you very much Landmark and Daniel. Many more to come!

Daniel Rowson
Daniel Rowson 8 years ago

Incredible series, Dan! Looking forward to more spotting uploads!

Sckel 8 years ago

trying seduction. :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

dandoucette, you have a SPECTACULAR bug collection!!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Awesome series!

bayucca 8 years ago

In #6 you are a very tough guy ;-)...!!

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Saint George Parish, Dominica

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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