Macrophoto of the head of a cricket, Phaneroptera

Macrophoto of the head of a cricket, Phaneroptera

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Caption: Head of a cricket. Macrophotograph of the head of the cricket Phaneroptera falcata. The insect is perched on a flower. Its compound eyes (white) are seen near a pair of segmented antennae; at lower centre are mouthparts. The brilliant green colour of this cricket is due to pigment formed by the insect and not as a result of chlorophyll ingested in its diet. The colour resembles the leaves that form the insect's environment, thus giving it an excellent camouflage. Although it resembles a grasshopper, Phaneroptera falcata is a member of the subfamily: Phaneropterinae which include vegetarian tree-dwelling crickets.

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Keywords: animal, camouflage, cricket, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, phaneroptera, phaneroptera falcata, type, wildlife, zoology

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