Tony James

Tony James

Posted on 04/24/2015

Photo taken on May 31, 2015

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Pseudophasma sps. Female

Pseudophasma sps. Female
Phasmidae Body length: ~70mm

Picture replaced to show it as found on a night walk. One of the target species that we found in 2007 in this area previously. Although cryptically brown at rest, it relies on flash colouration when disturbed as its wings are bright orange. Obvious when flying, the insect can alight and fold its wings very quickly suddenly becoming invisible against tree bark. Although we were not able to verify it previously, it is probably Pseudophasma menius, the same as a Pseudophasma we found at Arenal, Costa Rica.