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katydid Peru bolivar katydid Peru bolivari katydid male Peru 

A large leaf-mimicking katydid (Tettigoniidae) from the Amazon Basin of Peru shows the coloration of a diseased or damaged leaf. 

The brown phase of the female Bolivar's katydid (Tettigoniidae), a leaf mimic from the Amazon rainforest of Peru. The brown form of the male of Bolivar's katydid (Tettigoniidae), a leaf mimic from the rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon. 
mantis Peru leaf moth Peru rotting leaf katydid Peru 
A green leaf-mimicking mantis (Choeradodis sp.) from the tropical forests of the Peruvian Amazon.A leaf-mimicking moth in the leaf litter of an Amazon rainforest in Peru.A superb leaf-mimicking katydid (Tettigoniidae) from the Amazon rainforests of Peru with markings that imitate decay spots.
driptip katydid Peru startle eyespot katydid Peru walkingstick Indonesia 
A Peruvian leaf-mimicking katydid (Tettigoniidae) whose wings, like the leaves of many tropical forest trees, end in an apparent "drip-tip."The spectacular startle and eyespot display used as a secondary defense by the leaf-mimicking peacock katydid (Tettigoniidae) found in the Amazon rainforests of Peru.The Java Walking Leaf from Indonesia, one of the most spectacular of all leaf-mimicking insects.
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