Today we continue (and conclude) Lou Jost’s photographs of orthopterans (grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets), all photographed at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. His notes are indented:
At the Tambopata Research Center we got up around 4:30 am most days, and evenings after dinner there were often talks, so we had little time to explore the forest at night. But one night before bed I couldn’t resist exploring for an hour. In that hour I found so many things that I only managed to advance about 20 meters from the lodge. But most of the Orthopterans don’t merit individual captions since I know nothing at all about them!
This is probably just a more advanced nymph of the same species shown in the previous picture.
JAC: the pose of the following insect probably serves to hide it, but I’m not sure; and note the prominent white marks on the thorax and legs that seem to make it more conspicuous.
JAC: Could this be a form of mimicry too, with the brown coloration hiding the head?