Wasp mimic bush cricket

Wasp mimic bush cricket

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Credit: DR GEORGE BECCALONI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Wasp mimic bush cricket (Scaphura sp.) on a leaf in the Amazon rainforest. This harmless species of bush cricket is a mimic of wasps of the genus Pepsis. These wasps hunt tarantulas, and possess a very painful sting. This is an example of Batesian mimicry. Photographed in Ecuador.

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Keywords: aganacris sp., animal, batesian, biological, biology, bush cricket, ecuador, entomology, fauna, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, katydid, leaf, mimic, mimicry, nature, one, pepsis sp., rainforest, single, south america, south american, tettigoniidae, tropical, wasp mimic, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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