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DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR MORLEY READ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Thorny devil bush cricket (Panacanthus cuspidatus), also called the spiny bush cricket. Bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae), also known as katydids, inhabit mostly tropical regions. They usually feed on leaves and flowers, although they are capable of preying on other insects and small reptiles. The spiny forelegs are used to catch prey. The head and compound eyes (pink) are at upper right. Photographed in Ecuador.
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