Giant Red-winged Grasshopper (Tropidacris cristata)

The forest around the Amazon Research and Conservation Center is teaming with insects (ARCC), and on the base of a tree I found many attracted to sap coming out of the tree. Several species come here, and some are able to eat into the bark and reach the sap – this grasshopper is one of those. This in turn leaves an open sore in the tree and sap readily available to less powerful species.

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