Stick Grasshoppers

Family Proscopiidae

Like the stick insects they resemble, stick grasshoppers in the family Proscopiidae are long and slender and easily blend in with twigs on a tree or shrub.  Most Proscopiids are brown, and have the eyes placed high up on the head, near the modest antennae.

Unlike the typical grasshoppers, they can neither fly nor leap, and rely on camouflage for their protection.

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Proscopia cf. scabra