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Haemodiasma tessellata - head, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you&#039;ll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I&#039;m quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
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The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69642/haemodiasma_tessellata_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Haemodiasma tessellata, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/69642_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1553126410&Signature=ppMhgq1PxV%2BkFPB3UT8R0DDiNMM%3D" width="92" height="152" alt="Haemodiasma tessellata, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you&#039;ll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I&#039;m quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69643/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69644/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69643/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Haemodiasma tessellata - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/69643_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1553126410&Signature=ywWxdl34PpVC%2BOPwWFhJyk502LE%3D" width="200" height="142" alt="Haemodiasma tessellata - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you&#039;ll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I&#039;m quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69642/haemodiasma_tessellata_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69644/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69644/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Haemodiasma tessellata - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/69644_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1553126410&Signature=JS45m8R%2BCGg%2FNZJgYb5X8wQsvnc%3D" width="112" height="152" alt="Haemodiasma tessellata - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you&#039;ll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I&#039;m quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69642/haemodiasma_tessellata_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69643/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
<br />
References:<br />
<a href="https://eol.org/pages/87576" rel="nofollow">https://eol.org/pages/87576</a><br />
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/" rel="nofollow">https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/</a><br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR" rel="nofollow">https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR</a> Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge

Haemodiasma tessellata - head, La Isla Escondida, Colombia

An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you'll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I'm quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m.

The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.

Haemodiasma tessellata, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you'll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I'm quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69643/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69644/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Haemodiasma tessellata - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you'll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I'm quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69642/haemodiasma_tessellata_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69644/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Haemodiasma tessellata - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia An incredible moss-mimicking katydid with highly complex patterns as you'll see in the closeups. It is both mossy and spiny. Very lengthy antennae and fully developed wings. I'm quite sure of the Haemodiasma genus, as the anatomy of this katydid matches exactly, and the two species are reported to occur in higher elevation forests, this one is at 850m. <br />
<br />
The genus has only two known species, where there seems to be only photos of Haemodiasma tessellata online. It looks like a match to me, but it could be the other species, or even an undescribed species, although unlikely.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69642/haemodiasma_tessellata_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69643/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69645/haemodiasma_tessellata_-_head_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
<br />
References:<br />
https://eol.org/pages/87576<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/<br />
<br />
And check this other spectacular example:<br />
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Haemodiasma tessellata,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World


References:
https://eol.org/pages/87576
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowrevery/3141292541/

And check this other spectacular example:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/39050077384/in/photolist-BJ5zij-dZzj3r-BjeZnb-228DTPi-22uHRwh-23z5Myk-bPjqcR

    comments (3)

  1. WOW <3 Posted 3 months ago
    1. EXACTLY what I was about to type! :D Posted 3 months ago
      1. naturally.... Posted 3 months ago

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Haemodiasma tessellata is a large moss mimicking katydid in the Haemodiasma genus.

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Uploaded Nov 23, 2018. Captured Oct 17, 2018 09:14.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm