Not only does this new insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage, its leafy wings make music

Main report: Now you see me! New insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage
(University of Lincoln)
Other Reporting:
Scientific Paper: Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology   
New Taxa: Typophyllum spurioculis
Species named for: vivid orange eye spots
Categories: Insects | New Species
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A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal the unusual acoustic properties of its wings.

The new species of bushcricket, Typophyllum spurioculis, displaying their necrotic-looking wings as they walk along a leaf. Credit: Andrew Baker

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