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Giant Jumping stick female, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Giant Jumping stick female, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

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Uploaded 16 Nov 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Is this insect a walking stick? Take a closer look at the hind legs—they’re modified for jumping. It actually is a stick-like grasshopper! The large bulging eyes sitting high atop the bizarre head undoubtedly provide a panoramic view of its surroundings, and approaching predators. Its range is the North of South America
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