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Spiny, Stealthy Katydid

This camouflaged, spiny-crested katydid is one of seven found during the Ecuador expedition that could be new to science--or not, Conservation International announced June 16, 2009.

The insect may be a Diacanthodis formidabilis, but the only known specimen of that species was lost after it was documented in 1838 in Brazil.

"The katydid fauna of this region has been investigated ... so it is really remarkable [to find] this many species new to science," said biologist Leeanne Alonso of Conservation International.
—Photograph by Holger Braun, courtesy Conservation International
 
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