Leaf-mimic bush cricket

Leaf-mimic bush cricket

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaf-mimic bush cricket (family Pseudophyllidae) on a twig. Its body is shaped and coloured to resemble a leaf, which helps it avoid detection by predators. The mimicry of plants by animals is called phytomimesis. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

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Keywords: amazon, animal, bush cricket, camouflage, camouflaged, defence, ecuador, entomology, fauna, hiding, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf mimic, leaf-mimic bush cricket, mimicking, mimicry, nature, phytomimesis, pseudophyllidae, south america, twig, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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