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Stick Grasshopper's face


Stick Grasshopper's face
Photo Information
Copyright: Mauricio Herran (sismhm) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 17] (208)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H9
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-12 13:40
Viewed: 4600
Points: 2
[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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hi Maurico
Very enterasan a vibrant,
kamofle was very good.
did not escape attention.
very nice.

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