HELP INDEX NEXT UP PREVIOUS FEEDBACK ATG Leaf Insect (Order Orthoptera Family Phasmatidae)

There are approximately 25 species of leaf insect. The leaf insect, which is also commonly called walking leaf, has large, leathery forewings which lie edge on edge creating a vein pattern similar to a leaf. When young they are a red colour, turning green as they feed on leaves. As adults they are approximately 60 mm long. This well camouflaged insect, related to the walkingstick, ranges from India to the Fiji Islands. [BM] {PF}
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