Grays Leaf Insect, Phyllium Bioculatum in a Frame


Species Name: Phyllium Bioculatum

Common Name: Grays Leaf Insect

Origin: Tropical Asia and Madagascar

Size: 4" x 6" black, shadow box frame

They are slow-moving herbivores and rely on their camouflage and fore wings for defense from predators including birds, amphibians and reptiles. The females live from 4 to 7 months and males from 3 weeks to 1 month.

These leaf insects are found mainly in tropical areas and rainforests where adequate quantities of vegetation are available for consumption. It is widespread in Southeast Asia, in Borneo, China, India, Sri Lanka, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sumatra. It is also found in Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles.