Photos: The Glamorous New Species of Papua New Guinea

By Eliza Strickland | October 6, 2010 2:46 pm
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  • http://Untitledvanityproject.blogspot.com Rhacodactylus

    I’m seeing a Pixar film starring that little guy, he already has very Shrekish features.

    ~Rhaco

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/ Eliza Strickland

    I know, I love the fruit bat! But Phil Plait said it might grow up to be the monster from Curse of the Demon: http://readingeagle.com/BlogUploads/68/curse.jpg

  • http://tybe.blogspot.com Leee

    How big is the spiny-leg katydid!? It looks like it could eat a small dog.

  • Duncan

    Yeah, please give us some reference for that last katydid – is it really 3 feet long or are those incredibly small leaves it’s perched on? It looks enormous

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/ Eliza Strickland

    @ Leee and Duncan:

    I asked the entomologist who made the katydid discoveries, Piotr Naskrecki, your question. He informed me that the spiky-legged critter is about 70 millimeters long, or a little under 3 inches. So it’s not actually a poodle-eater.

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