Amazonian Green Anole Fails to See the Cryptic Cricket

punctatusThe caption says: At first look this image may just look like an Amazon green anole (Anolis punctatus) climbing a tree; but look a little closer… there is a cryptically coloured cricket fooling the predatory eyes of the lizard. Jack Mortimer Photography

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

2 thoughts on “Amazonian Green Anole Fails to See the Cryptic Cricket

  1. Looks to me like another, very small, brown anole, head down, right under the big guy’s jaw…. Tail, banded, under his chin, going straight up the tree…. I see both eyes, snout-tip…. Of course I am just talkin’ — there is no MCZ tag tied to it so it does not exist, as EEW would have pointed out…. Skip

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