Leaf mimic bush cricket

Leaf mimic bush cricket

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaf mimic bush cricket (family Tettigoniidae) on a plant. This bush cricket has evolved to closely resemble the shape and colouration of the leaves of the plants on which it lives. This acts as a form of camouflage, helping the insect to hide from predators. Photographed at Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Quito, Ecuador.

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