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Lichen katydid (Markia hystrix) Monteverde Bioligcal Station, Costa Rica. Jun 29, 2011. Costa Rica,Geotagged,Markia hystrix,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lichen katydid (Markia hystrix)

Monteverde Bioligcal Station, Costa Rica. Jun 29, 2011.

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  1. Oh my! That's one of the coolest insects I've ever seen. It's like a walking skeleton from a scifi movie. Posted one year ago
    1. Or some weird terrestrial, camouflaged shrimp. Posted one year ago
  2. This is so cool.
    I had wanted to see it when I was in Costa Rica last year, but couldn't find it :(
    Posted one year ago
    1. I wonder how many I missed in the forest. But this one was right next to the main building, and since I was already looking at the moths drawn by the lights, I was lucky enough to spot it. Posted one year ago
      1. Yes I know, one can't get them all in just one trip!
        All the more reason to go back there again :D
        Posted one year ago
        1. That is true of every country I've ever visited! Posted one year ago
  3. Incredible - it would have been on my "must-see" list if I had ever heard of them. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Hahh yup to this day it's one of the coolest insects I've seen. Posted 4 months ago

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Markia hystrix, the Lichen Katydid, is a species of insect belonging to the family Tettigoniidae, subfamily Phaneropterinae. It occurs in Central and South America.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Aug 7, 2016. Captured Jun 29, 2011 06:14 in Unnamed Road, Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica.
  • DMC-TZ10
  • f/3.3
  • 10/300s
  • ISO400
  • 4.1mm