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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.

Side view of Rhino Katydid

Did You Know?

While most katydids are herbivores, the rhinoceros katydid feeds on animals as well as plants with the help of a large, mighty jaw.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Copiphora rhinoceros

Central America

Tropical forest

7.5 cm

1 to 2 years

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Omnivore; Seeds, fruit, invertebrates and small lizards