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This Tettigoniidae is a very fascinating animal that tends to resemble an ant. It in fact is not and ant but actually a type of katydid. Many animals have adapted to a form of mimicry because it is a way of survival. Predators of the katydid are not predators to an ant so in the end the katydid is safe from its natural predators because it does in fact resemble an ant and not a katydid.

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