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Ant-mimicking Katydid | by PF T.J.
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Ant-mimicking Katydid

Hmmm, looks like its not just the spiders that love to mimic ants in terms of form. However, unlike spiders, which mimic ants to hunt ants; this cute little katydid display a form of protective mimicry- mimicking ants as protection.

 

This is because ants usually contain formic acid that tastes really bad, and most predators are not stupid enough to eat them (again)! Smart!

 

ID by Chan Zi Yang

 

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Taken on January 16, 2015