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The dragon-headed katydid is a type of bush cricket, so named for its huge mandibles that are used to eat a variety of fruits and other insects.  Katydids are well-camouflaged to look like leaves in order to avoid predators.

dragon headed katydid

Did You Know?

The females of this species have a very long blade-like ovipositor that used to lay eggs in the trunks of banana plants.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Lesina intermedia

Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo


Several months

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Insects, leaves, and fruit