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: