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Proscopia sp.

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

Proscopia sp, Brazil

this species can also be found in the eating leaves section under the theme Different tastes/A tasty vegetarian diet, specimen number 3 (country of origin: Peru).

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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.

Theme

We live everywhere

Sub-theme

Tropical forests

Section

Tropical forests – America

Specimen number

15

Country of origin

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

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