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Pitbull Katydid

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

While we head into winter we will be bringing you more green scenes and wildlife – occasionally at the same time – from the tropics, as is tradition here at RTPI. Our staff carries out several active research and education initiatives in Central America. Our partners and affiliates conduct some fantastic and important conservation work there as well. We always end up with some terrific media that showcases the splendid variety of life these nations hold. This is the Pitbull Katydid as photographed a few years back by RTPI President Twan Leenders while in Panama.

As Twan said they are truly strange-looking creatures, and they seem to have no head when viewed in profile…but who could forget a face like this? I hope you will enjoy our splashes of color and travels into the rainforest this season!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator