Predators and Parasites

When camouflage fails, then phasmids make an interesting prey for many predators. Especially for birds but also for mammals, reptiles, spiders, wasps, mantids, bush crickets, as well as parasitic mites flies and mould. So much for well hidden and masters of camouflage. Not even "stinky" Agathemera are safe .... Agathemera luteola caught by an Argentinian owl, Megascops choliba. Bon appétit!

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