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Leaf-like grasshopper, Yunguillo, Colombia A bizarre-looking grasshopper covered in flat plates, possibly to mimic a leaf, but maybe something else, like a lichen, rock, or chips of wood. I have no idea. As the size reference photo shows, it&#039;s quite small, &lt;1cm.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73987/leaf-like_grasshopper_yunguillo_colombia.html Amorphopus notabilis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo" /></a></figure> Amorphopus notabilis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Leaf-like grasshopper, Yunguillo, Colombia

A bizarre-looking grasshopper covered in flat plates, possibly to mimic a leaf, but maybe something else, like a lichen, rock, or chips of wood. I have no idea. As the size reference photo shows, it's quite small, <1cm.

Leaf-like grasshopper - size reference, Yunguillo, Colombia A bizarre-looking grasshopper covered in flat plates, possibly to mimic a leaf, but maybe something else, like a lichen, rock, or chips of wood. I have no idea. As the size reference photo shows, it's quite small, <1cm.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73987/leaf-like_grasshopper_yunguillo_colombia.html Amorphopus notabilis,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo

    comments (5)

  1. Cool!!

    Amorphopus notabilis, or similar?
    Posted 8 days ago
    1. omg how did you possibly find this?!? Posted 8 days ago
      1. Lol, a bit of luck. I knew the family that I expected it to be in, the subfamily Metrodorinae, and thought it could be Platythorus sp., so I searched for a minute...realized my species was wrong, tried Amorphopus as my second choice, and voilà! Posted 8 days ago, modified 8 days ago
        1. It's no luck when you do it so often and at such speed and accuracy. You have amazing zoology skills and I'm very thankful for it! Posted 8 days ago
          1. *blushing* Thanks :) Posted 7 days ago

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Amorphopus notabilis is a grasshopper in the Tetrigidae family.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by fchristant
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By fchristant

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Uploaded Feb 8, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 10:31 in Santa Rosa, Cauca, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm