Stick Grasshopper's face
|Copyright: Mauricio Herran (sismhm)
|Date Taken: 2010-09-11|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H9|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-11-12 13:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Because of its appearance the stick grasshopper could be mistaken for a stick insect, but it really belongs to the family of branch-shaped grasshoppers, that due evolutionary issues came to the same cryptic form developed by the real stick insects, but belong to a distant evolutionary family. The Grasshopper-stick belongs to the family Proscopiidae, while the real stick insects belong to the family Phasmidae.|
It's amazing that despite holding it in my hands, the Grasshopper-Stick did not try to escape, but fully trusted in its camouflage and kept moving at the same speed it did between the branches.
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Very enterasan a vibrant,
kamofle was very good.
did not escape attention.