Pink katydids that mimic leafs

Main report: Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females
(National Geographic)
Other Reporting: Strange Animals Blog
Scientific Paper: National Geographic    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Eulophophyllum kirki, Eulophophyllum lobulatum
Species named for: photographer Peter Kirk
Categories: Insects | New Species
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The leaf-like katydids, native to northern Borneo, sport dramatically different color differences between sexes.  The males are uniformly green and females pink. All species of the genus known up until now occur in forested areas in Sabah, Borneo.

This newfound female katydid resembles a leaf in its native Bornean habitat. Photo: Peter Kirk

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