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Leaf-mimic (bush cricket) Katydid


Large katydid specie that looks like a dead leaf. Note how the defenses go up when it is disturbed!


Tropical rain forest in the Yasuni National Park of Ecuador.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

A work of art! Excellent spotting of this wonderful critter.

hoppy4840 5 years ago

OK. I made the change. 1st & 2nd picture are switched. 1st picture is now the defensive position for this katydid.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

That 2nd pic is incredible. Should be #1.

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 5 years ago

Picture #2 is amazing!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Beautiful animal!

outsidegirl0 5 years ago

amazing second pic!!!!! :)

ChunXingWong 5 years ago

I love the second picture much better.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

I love the second photo! Maybe it will be better to put it as the first image..

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Another wonderful spotting! Could you please crop the first photo so that it only shows the katydid? Thanks!

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Amazing. Beautiful.

LuckyLogan 5 years ago

Stunning second image. Great spotting!

Spotted by

Cotundo, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

Lat: -0.66, Long: -77.61

Spotted on Jun 30, 2011
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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