Phyllium giganteum Leaf Insect in a Frame


Species Name: Phyllium giganteum

Common Name: Giant Leaf Insect

Origin: Indonesia

Size: 5 x 7" Black Shadowbox Frame

Leaf insects are camouflaged taking on the appearance of leaves. They do this so accurately that predators often are not able to distinguish them from real leaves. In some species the edge of the leaf insect's body even has the appearance of bite marks. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth, to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind