Rhinoceros Katydid

Copiphora rhinoceros

Belonging to a group known as the conehead katydids, the rhinoceros katydid sports a horn-like projection atop its head. The horn is used to ward off attacks from hungry bats. While most katydids are herbivores, the rhinoceros katydid feeds on animals as well as plants with the help of a large, mighty jaw.

Fact File

life expectancyLife Expectancy: 1 to 2 yrs
ecological roleEcological Role: Omnivore
habitatHabitat: Tropical forest
dietDiet: Seeds, fruit, invertebrates and small lizards