Video Of A Lichen Katydid's Amazing Camouflage

October 19, 2016

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This is a video captured by wildlife photographer David Weller in Costa Rica of a lichen katydid demonstrating its camouflage. It's called a lichen katydid because it's a katydid that looks like lichen ("algae and/or cyanobacteria living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship"). Evolution, am I right? Just kidding, Mother Nature made this insect exactly how it is. Or did she? I'll get to the bottom of this if its the last thing I do! *emails Mother Nature, she never responds because she doesn't own a computer* Screw it, I guess we'll never know.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who agrees the best camouflage isn't camouflage at all, it's hiding in a closet.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I watched this at the same time I listened to the Free Bird Gayageum solo by Luna... I-... it didn't work out.

  • Bling Nye

    ...I'm lichen it.

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