Malaysian Leaf Insect

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Malaysian Leaf Insect

Phyllium giganteum
The leaf insect is the ultimate master of disguise, taking on the shape and color of a leaf to prevent predator detection. It may even lightly sway back and forth as would a leaf caught in a breeze. This strategy has worked for leaf insects for more than 45 million years.
Fact file:

Lifespan: 1 to 2 yrs

Ecological Role: Herbivore

Habitat: Forest

Diet: Leaves

Current Range: Malaysia