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Oreophoetes sp. male, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn&#039;t try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72476/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Oreophoetes sp. male - front, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/72476_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1554940810&Signature=EozGcOt1dXzWYZsqscSKjcDDH0Y%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Oreophoetes sp. male - front, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn&#039;t try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72475/oreophoetes_sp._male_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72474/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_closeup_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
Here&#039;s the earlier observation:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/71233/oreophoetes_sp._la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72474/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_closeup_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Oreophoetes sp. male - front closeup, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/72474_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1554940810&Signature=9ZoJJQaRPRWWG0CNLvtcmGVR504%3D" width="200" height="178" alt="Oreophoetes sp. male - front closeup, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn&#039;t try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72475/oreophoetes_sp._male_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72476/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
Here&#039;s the earlier observation:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/71233/oreophoetes_sp._la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
Here&#039;s the earlier observation:<br />
<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/71233/oreophoetes_sp._la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Oreophoetes sp., La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/71233_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1554940810&Signature=WrFshMa288nVYXehzlCBUVAwBTc%3D" width="200" height="162" alt="Oreophoetes sp., La Isla Escondida, Colombia A poorly composed shot, but I should have some better ones in a later observation of the same species.<br />
<br />
If it is correct, this would be the adult male, and as you can see it&#039;s not very well camouflaged. This could be an interesting report as it has been described in 2009 in Ecuador and this is the first report I can find from Colombia. Not a shocking report though, as we&#039;re only miles away from the Ecuador border.<br />
<br />
This paper describes this species as the only one with this spectacular coloration in the genus:<br />
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1665/034.018.0202 Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure> Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge

Oreophoetes sp. male, La Isla Escondida, Colombia

Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn't try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.

Oreophoetes sp. male - front, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn't try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72475/oreophoetes_sp._male_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72474/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_closeup_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
Here's the earlier observation:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/71233/oreophoetes_sp._la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Oreophoetes sp. male - front closeup, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Our second encounter with this vibrant phasmid species that doesn't try very hard to camouflage itself. Likely the male of the genus Oreophoetes.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72475/oreophoetes_sp._male_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72476/oreophoetes_sp._male_-_front_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
Here's the earlier observation:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/71233/oreophoetes_sp._la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Here's the earlier observation:

Oreophoetes sp., La Isla Escondida, Colombia A poorly composed shot, but I should have some better ones in a later observation of the same species.<br />
<br />
If it is correct, this would be the adult male, and as you can see it's not very well camouflaged. This could be an interesting report as it has been described in 2009 in Ecuador and this is the first report I can find from Colombia. Not a shocking report though, as we're only miles away from the Ecuador border.<br />
<br />
This paper describes this species as the only one with this spectacular coloration in the genus:<br />
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1665/034.018.0202 Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

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Uploaded Jan 10, 2019. Captured Oct 20, 2018 17:24.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm