Leaf insect

Leaf insect

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Credit: TOMASZ LITWIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaf insect (Phyllium mabantai) clinging to a plant stem. Leaf insects have the appearance of a leaf as a form of camouflage. In some species the edge of the body even has the appearance of bite marks, or areas which appear to be drying out. They are found from South Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia.

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