Photo: Spiny Devil Katydid Is Strange and Adorable (Video)

Close up of a spiny devil katydid sitting on a leaf against a blue background

Andreas Kay / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of Ecuador. Photographer Andreas Kay came across this fabulous spiny devil katydid wearing a crown of red thorns. He writes, "This is the spiny devil katydid, Panacanthus cuspidatus, eating a banana in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. With its powerful mandibles it can inflict painful and bloody bites to your fingers." He also was kind of enough to take a video so that we can see this exquisite insect in action. Enjoy!

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