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Joys of Birding
Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
Nikon D500 + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor

Bush Crickets or Tettigoniidae are so many, in fact, thousands; it is difficult to really point out a specific name for one insect. As a master of mimicry, it can camouflage like a leaf and one will not see or find it right away.

They can also be great food to other predatory animals and it is also a fantastic leaf eating machine. It can go on and on and on, eating, eating, eating.

It is a nocturnal insect and so it was still when I found it; though if frightened, it can take off right away.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
October 5, 2017
Nikon D500 + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Fotopro X-go Gecko | Nitecore UNK1


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Stag Beetle
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Bush Cricket
Emma Gray’s Forest Lizard
Pigtail Macaque
Stag Beetle
Brown Rhinoceros Beetle (male)
Sambar Deer
Brown Rhinoceros Beetle (female)
Ditch Jewel
Jumping Spider
Walking Sticks
Stick Insect
Sun Bear
Asian Black Bear (cub)
Eurasian Wild Pig
Indian Hog Deer (male)
Eld’s Deer (male)
Common Mock Viper
Spot Monkey Grasshopper
Keeled Slug Snake
White-handed Gibbon
Macrops Pit Viper
Huntsman Spider
Leaf Mimic
Kokarit Frog (brown)
Tailed Jay
Malayan Porcupine
Golden Jackal
Banded Kukri Snake
Reticulated Python
White-spotted Slug Snake
Common Cruiser
Great Nawab
Glassy Tiger
Blackvein Sergeant
Blanford’s Bridle Snake
Sleeping on a Leaf
Common Sun Skink
Dwarf Honey Bee
Craspedophorus Sublaevis (Ground Beetle)
Blue-crested Lizard (male)
Oriental Whipsnake
Oriental Garden Lizard
Small Milkweed Bug
Common Butterfly Lizard
Indochinese Water Dragon
Thailand Black Tarantula
Siamese Crocodile
Long-tailed Sun Skink
Spine-tufted Skimmer
White-lipped Pit Viper
Green-vine Snake
King Cobra
Common Treeshrew
Yellow-headed Temple Turtle
Yellow Ridged Tree Snake
Mountain Rat
Asian Water Monitor Lizard
Black Giant Squirrel
Mouse Deer
Dusky Leaf Monkey
Wolf Spider
Long-tailed Macaque
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