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The Lychen Katydid camouflages

Wildlife photographer David Weiller captured this video in Costa Rica, Cartago Province. The insect is a Lychen Katydid (Markia hystrix), camouflaging itself with color and texture along the lichen it’s named after.

Here’s a 2011 video of the species in Mount Totumas Cloud Forest, Panama.

Next: The incredible Leaf Mimic Katydid, the spectacular common potoo, Pygmy Seahorses, planthopper nymphs, and more videos of camouflaging creatures.

via Kottke.