Markia hystrix, the Lichen Katydid, is found in Central and South America. Exhibiting a form of crypsis, the katydid (a relative of grasshoppers) has evolved an appearance of lichen.
A few years ago I found this lil guy on the ground (he’s a mourning cloak butterfly) shortly after coming out of his cocoon and noticed he had a deformed wing and couldn’t fly, so I decided to keep him and take care of him since he couldn’t really survive too well like that! I named him Claude! (though I honestly have no idea as to the sex of the butterfly) He lived for several months and I tried to make him as happy and healthy as possible! Mourning Cloak Butterflies sometimes overwinter and go into a death-like state till spring, and well, Claude went into that state and never woke up, unfortunately. ): But he was a good butterfly friend and he had a lot of spunk for a lil one winged butterfly!