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I'm a LEAF This Leaf Mimic Katydid - Tympanophyllum atroterminatum can be highly camouflaged among leafs as the colours and patterns on their wings truly mimics leafs.<br />
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This Leaf Katydid was making very loud sound, using its front wings that have special structures, rubbing it together to make sounds. They hear these sounds with flat patches on their legs that act as ears. They also uses their forewings, bowing out slightly to create a resonance chamber that intensifies their calls.<br />
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I'm a LEAF

This Leaf Mimic Katydid - Tympanophyllum atroterminatum can be highly camouflaged among leafs as the colours and patterns on their wings truly mimics leafs.

This Leaf Katydid was making very loud sound, using its front wings that have special structures, rubbing it together to make sounds. They hear these sounds with flat patches on their legs that act as ears. They also uses their forewings, bowing out slightly to create a resonance chamber that intensifies their calls.

    comments (4)

  1. Fantastic camouflage and very good composition to show that! Cheers, Arp Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Arp :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Awesome!! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, abhitap :) Posted 5 years ago

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Tympanophyllum atroterminatum is a leaf mimic katydid from Tettigoniidae family.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Dec 16, 2016. Captured Jun 28, 2014 19:41 in Jalan Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm