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Leaf Mimicking Grasshopper, a master of disguise

This leaf mimicking grasshopper (Systella sp, Trigonopterygidae) can be found in the rainforests of Borneo, Malaysia… that is, if you can spot it amongst the leaves it uses to camouflage.

Green, marked with patches of brown and covered with venation-like patterns, the grasshopper makes its way across a similar-looking leaf. It was captured on film by nature photographer David Weiller, whose videos have been previously featured on TKSST.

leaf mimic grasshopper
Watch more leaf mimics and more videos about camouflage:
• Giant Malaysian leaf insects
The Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar
• Nature’s Masters Of Disguise
Robust Ghost Pipefish camouflage
Leaf Mimic Katydids: Uniquely disguised as dead and diseased leaves

Favorite: The spectacular common potoo.

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