one of the heaviest insects, reaching almost ten inches! This one is less of a camouflager, and more of just an awesome insect! My mother is used for scale in the zoomed out picture.
katydid, just like Damu! This is the giant katydid, Macrolyristes corporalis, also native to Malaysia, as well as Indonesia. Though I am not as impressed by the giant katydids camouflage skills as I am of Damu's, it still is a pretty cool insect!
walking stick! Despite this superficial resemblance, the jumping stick is actually in the same family as the grasshoppers! They are native to Peru.
New Guinea! According to the zoo signs, the males make up for the fact that they are smaller than the females by having giant spikes on their legs and emitting a "foul-smelling secretion." I'm not certain whether I have a male or a female pictured. My mother is again used for scale in the zoomed out picture.
African beetle eats tree sap, pollen, and rotten fruit.
All of this info was brought to you by the labels at the San Diego Zoo.