Home & Garden Garden Photo: Spiny Devil Katydid Is Strange and Adorable (Video) By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Andreas Kay / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Garden Insects Planting Guides Indoor Gardening Urban Farms 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! Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.