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Dead Leaf Grasshopper Chorotypus sp. - A spectacular grasshopper which mimics dried leaf for protection. Due to its almost perfect camouflage, it is hard to spot making it quite rarely seen in the wild.<br />
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Spotted recently during a macro nightwalk trip with fellow JD member - Albert Kang. 1StopBorneo,Borneo,Geotagged,Malaysia,Sabah,Winter,insects,mimicry,orthoptera Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dead Leaf Grasshopper

Chorotypus sp. - A spectacular grasshopper which mimics dried leaf for protection. Due to its almost perfect camouflage, it is hard to spot making it quite rarely seen in the wild.

Spotted recently during a macro nightwalk trip with fellow JD member - Albert Kang.

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  1. WHOA! That's so incredible. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Amazing! Had to enlarge and look very close to see the head and leg. Posted 3 months ago
  3. Thanks Christine and William. Incredible creature indeed! Posted 3 months ago
  4. Fantastic creature and fantastic photograph! Posted 3 months ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    It's incredible how perfectly this grasshopper (Chorotypus sp.) mimics a deaf leaf! The color, leaf-like veins, and shape provide the most clever camouflage. When resting among decomposing foliage, they remain concealed from predators, such as insectivorous birds with excellent visual acuity. {Dead leaf grasshopper (Chorotypus sp.) spotted in Malaysia by Chun Xing Wong Claveria} #JungleDragon #chorotypus

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
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    Posted 3 months ago
  6. I've seen it once too, when I was at Nepal, Chitwan Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Feb 27, 2022. Captured Feb 23, 2022 20:38 in km 40 Jalan Bukit Quoin, Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO100
  • 17.474mm