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Phricta aberrans Brunner, 1895 (Tettigoniidae)

Phricta aberrans Brunner, 1895 (Tettigoniidae)

Phricta aberrans Brunner, 1895 (Tettigoniidae, Mecopodinae, Phrictini). Phricta aberrans is one of four species in this Australian endemic genus and the southern-most in its distribution. It is less common than the others and occurs in disjunct localities in north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland only as far north as the D'Aguilar Range. It is mottled grey-green, a perfect camouflage on lichen- or moss-covered bark. This individual is a female and was found by our photographer friend Nicolas Rakotopare on the ARCS Ankida Wildlife Sanctuary in January 2014.

animaliaarthropodahexapodainsectaPterygotesorthopteraensiferaTettigonioideaTettigoniidaeMecopodinaePhrictiniPhrictaPhricta aberrans.