A small, flightless, but very agile katydid that is new to science and was discovered in low trees of the forest understory. It feeds on small insects and produces ultrasonic calls imperceptible to a human listener.
It was named after the Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) of Conservation International.
It was discovered in the undisturbed rainforests of Guinea and Ghana, West Africa.
Discovered during a series of RAP expeditions between 2002-2006.
The population is considered to be stable and there are many across Guinea and Ghana; its occurrence in Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire needs to be confirmed.
Piotr Naskrecki (Conservation International).