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Katydid (Tettigoniidae)

Phyllium sp

Description:

Example of evolution producing in an arthropod (Kingdom Animalia), mimicry of a leaf (Kingdom Plantae) complete with necrotic patches that can be produced by ascomycete infections (Kingdom Fungi)

Habitat:

Premontane wet forest, 1300 mts high


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3 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Yes, it's a katydid.
Great mimicry katydid, can be added into the mission Mimetic Animals of the World.

Walking Leaf
Walking Leaf 7 years ago

Nice insect! But this is a katydid species and not Phyllium sp.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Oh my! When I saw the thumbnail image I actually thought it was a leaf. What a fabulous insect.

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.84, Long: -83.87

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 11, 2011

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