Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Philippine leaf insect (Phyllium philippinicum) moving at a slow, herky-jerky pace to simulate a shaking leaf as it climbs shrub. These insects are active mostly at night and rely on camouflage for defense. Females can reach lengths of 7 cm. As their name suggests they are indigenous to the Philippines and can be found in tropical forests throughout Southeast Asia.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, biology, camouflage, close up, defence, defense, insect, insecta, invertebrate, leaf insect, macro, macroscopic, mimic, mimicry, phasmatodea, philippines, phyllium philippinicum, stick, walking leaf, walking stick, zoology

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Leaf insect climbing plant

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