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Proscopia sp.

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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This strange insect has a twiglike body, an elongated head and bulging eyes. Doesn’t it look like a human head? Proscopiidae live in South America and in Central America all the way up to the south of Mexico. They frighten their enemies by jumping at them.

Country of origin

Brazil
Scientific name
Proscopia sp.
Class
Orthoptera
Order
Proscopidae
Family
Insects

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