Spiny helmeted katydid (Sasima sp.) from the rainforest of southern New Guinea. The bristly armaments on this juvenile specimen serve not only to deter predators, but also to disguise the insect in the mossy forest understory. Helmet katydids (Phyllophorinae) comprise some of the world's largest species. Digul River, South Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea).
- © Chien C. Lee
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Ensifera, Indonesia, Insecta, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Orthoptera, Papua Selatan, Phyllophorinae, South Papua, Southeast Asia, Tettigoniidae, Tettigoniidea, Tettigonioidea, Western New Guinea, animal, arthropod, bush cricket, camouflage, crypsis, cryptic, fauna, giant katydid, helmet katydid, helmeted katydid, immature, in-situ, insect, invertebrate, juvenile, katydid, tropical, young
- Contained in galleries
- Insects, Camouflage, New Guinea