Peacock Katydid

Peacock katydid

Our topic today is very interesting. It is about a beautiful camouflage that resembles a diseased or dead tree leaf, but when its hind wings are opened it shows pretty eye prints at the back. The peacock katydid is an insect from the family of Tettigoniidae, and is named “Pterochroza ocellata”, which means ‘marked with little eyes’. In fact this beautiful display is aimed to startle other living creatures, in case of attacking the katydid, while in repose it remains hidden in its tricky dead leaf appearance. The peacock katydid…

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