© Robert Oelman
Habitat: rainforests of South America
Status: Not Listed
However, even if you do get within inches of this little beasty, you still might not squash it. The Peacock Katydid has another trick up its sleeve: When threatened, it will take a “defense stance,” unfolding its wings to reveal two menacing eye spots. It will just stand like that trying to freak you out. Usually that’s all the katydid needs to do to get out of a dangerous situation scot-free.
Check out this video to get a 360° view of that crazy pose!