Hypnotic Footage of a Bright Green Spiny Devil Katydid With a Thorny Orange Crown Above Staring Pink Eyes

Talented wildlife photographer David Weiller (previously) has captured absolutely hypnotic footage of a rather bucolic bright green and yellow spiny devil katydid who stared intently into the camera with intense pink eyes under a thorny orange crown.

This Spiny Devil Katydid has powerful black-tipped mandibles and it can use its spiny limbs as a ‘casting net’ to capture other katydids, moths, caterpillars, snails and even small frogs.

Spiny Devil Katydid

Lori Dorn
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