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

Note that this is currently the only page for family Pseudophyllidae on this web site.

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