Tribe Pterochrozini

False Leaf Katydid


False Leaf Katydid, Tribe Pterochrozini, subfamily Pseudophyllinae

 

 

Family: Pseudophyllidae

Subfamily: Pterochrozinae

Tribe: Pterochrozini

Length: some in the tribe are 80-90 mm

 

Members of the tribe Pterochrozini are extradorinary leaf mimics, with veins, brown areas, and apparent "insect damage." This one was attracted to lights and hence its talents of blending in are not being used.

Photo location: Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras.

Tribe Pterochrozini, False Leaf Katydids


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