Conehead Katydid


A brown-faced conehead katydid (Conocephalinae: Copiphora cf. hastata) lies among the hundreds of red-eyed tree frog metamorphs (Agalychnis callidryas). Like many neotropical mantids, conehead katydids are voracious predators equipped with spiny forelegs to grapple prey and large piercing mandibles — a nightmare for small reptiles and amphibians.

Photographed in situ [1]

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