Male Zoolea Lobipes
A head horn and leg lobes are visible disruptive camouflage features on this male Zoolea
Lobipes horned praying mantis from Bolivia. Gavin Svenson and a team of researchers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) led research that revised the horned praying mantis group and traced the evolution of its distinctive camouflage features.
This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant DEB 12-16309).
To learn more, see the CMNH news story Scientists uncover re-evolution of disruptive camouflage in horned praying mantises. (Date image taken: 2013; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 9, 2019)
Credit: Gavin Svenson
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