Answer to the Monday Night Mystery

Apioscelis sp. - a jumping stick insect

Even after a couple months’ respite, you folks are still as sharp as a set of gryllotalpid fore tibiae. This week’s mystery- a positively hilarious Ecuadorian grasshopper in the family Proscopiidae– was guessed in a matter of minutes.

So. 10 points to Morgan Jackson for getting there first. 5 points to Ted MacRae for going the extra mile to pick the species. And, 2 consolation points to Kojun, who missed by mere seconds.

Here’s a shot of the much larger female:

6 thoughts on “Answer to the Monday Night Mystery”

  1. If I’m remembering correctly, Sam Heads described one of these from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation in Brazil a couple of years ago.

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