Spot the insect, from Piotr Naskrecki

August 10, 2019 • 12:00 pm

Here are two lovely photos of a mimic taken by photographer/biologist/naturalist Piotr Naskrecki in Gorongosa Park in Mozambique. These appeared on his Facebook page, and I asked for permission to reproduce them. I give his captions below. I’ve also turned this into a “spot the. . .” quiz for those who want a not-too-hard puzzle. The reveal is below the fold.

Piotr’s captions are indented.

Every now and then somebody posts a similar photo so, now is my turn. It is not a difficult one and you will get an extra point for naming the family of the subject. I ran across it today on the Cheringoma Plateau in Gorongosa.

Click below to see the critter:

It’s a grasshopper!

If you had problems identifying the cryptically colored organism in my previous photo, here it is in its full glory – a beautiful female Lobosceliana sp. (Orthoptera: Pamphagidae) from the Cheringoma Plateau in Gorongosa.

8 thoughts on “Spot the insect, from Piotr Naskrecki

  1. You call that ‘not-too-hard’?? I must be pretty slow because I was nowhere near getting that.

  2. I confess to failing to see it in the original, even after consulting the “reveal”!

    Obviously I’d go hungry, were I a predator. Luckily there is a local supermarket where the brands on offer seem to adopt the very opposite approach about displaying themselves. πŸ™‚

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