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A male African grasshopper (Dictyophorus griseus) in Gorongosa National Park.. This is an East African species of grasshopper that is known for producing defensive foam when threatened.

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An adult waterscorpion (Laccotrephes sp.) collected during a Bioblitz of the mountain in Gorongosa National Park.

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A cruiser dragonfly naiad (Phyllomacromia sp.), aquatic insect from the Mount Gorongosa area of Gorongosa National Park.

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This is a lantern bug (Zanna sp.), collected from Gorongosa National Park.

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A caterpillar, probably of a noctuid moth, from the Mount Gorongosa Range during the Bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park.

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A baboon spider collected in Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Ants from the genus Pachycondyla, a kind of ponerine ant, moving their colony in Gorongosa National Park. This type of ant is predatory and stings.

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Army ants near Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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A broad scarlet dragonfly (Crocothemis erythraea) in Gorongosa National Park.

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A swordbearer emperor dragonfly (Anax gladiator) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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A praying mantis (Epitenodera capitata), collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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A tortoise beetle (Aspidomorpha citrina) in Gorongosa National Park. These beetles feed on leaves, and their larvae have an interesting habit of camouflaging themselves with their own feces.

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An African palm weevil (Rhynchophorus phoenicis) at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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A tortoise beetle (Aspidomorpha citrina) in Gorongosa National Park. These beetles feed on leaves, and their larvae have an interesting habit of camouflaging themselves with their own feces.

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A tortoise beetle (Aspidomorpha citrina) in Gorongosa National Park. These beetles feed on leaves, and their larvae have an interesting habit of camouflaging themselves with their own feces.

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Portrait of a Guttural toad (Bufo gutturalis) a species commonly found in Gorongosa National Park.

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Red toad (Schismaderma carens) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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This frog is probably a painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus), collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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The foot of a house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) collected in Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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A hosue gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) collected in Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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Carpenter bee (Xylocopa sp.) from the high altitude rainforest from Mt. Gorongosa.

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A katydid (Enyaliopis petersi), a young nymph (juvenile)

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Sylvan katydid (Zabalius ophthalmicus) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Young nymph of a shield bug (Scutelleridae) collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range.

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Spriobolid millipedes; they sometimes are called “Mombasa train” in East Africa. Millipedes in this group produce defensive benzoquinones, compounds that have been demonstrated to have antibacterial and anti-tumor properties (they are also toxic, and for this reason millipedes have few natural enemies).”

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A grasshopper in the genus Acrida; it is a true grasshopper (family Acrididae), collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range.

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A whirligig beetle (Dineutes sp.) in the family Gyrinidae collected in Gorongosa National Park. They have compound eyes- divided into lower and upper halves, which give them perfect vision above and below the water surface.

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Immature freshwater crab (Potamonautes sp.) collected from Gorongosa National Park.

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Spectacled weavers (Ploceus ocularis) collected near the Field Museum’s base camp in the foothills of the Mount Gorongosa range.

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Common river frogs (Amietia angolensis) collected during the Bioblitz in the Mt. Gorongosa area.

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Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) from Gorongosa National Park.

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Little free-tailed bats (Chaerephon pumilus) from Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Purple-banded sunbird (Nectarinia bifasciata) at Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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Blue waxbills (Uraeginthus angolensis) (awake or dozing off) are a common sight in Gorongosa’s dry, bushy grasslands. So far, nearly 400 bird species have been documented in the park.

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Brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) collected at Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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