Epitheca princeps (♂) - lateral

Epitheca princeps (♂) – lateral


Here's a lateral shot of the male Epitheca princeps in a characteristic perching position, hanging vertically from a branch. Unlike many species in the area, this one can often be seen with its abdomen curved outward a bit while perched, sometimes resembling the letter “j”.

The male is overall a dull brown with brilliant iridescent green to greenish-blue eyes. Despite the obvious view in this shot, they are often extremely camouflaged and sit perfectly motionless, barely detectable even when they are just feet in front of you.


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