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Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys truncata) . Blends in perfectly.

Mantide religiosa foglia morta (Deroplatys truncata) A variety of mantis.

Leaf-butterfly on the hand

This is not a leaf, this is really a butterfly. This guy was on someone's finger and I though it would be nice to take a picture of it!

Leaf insect

Phyllium giganteum nymph by Igor Siwanowicz

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Insect Camouflage Leaf mimicry is an absolutely extraordinary type of camouflage which helps prey evade detection. These insects have evolved incredible leaflike patterns and modified exoskeletons to utalize this ability.

Four Horned Sphinx –Ceratomia amyntor — on dead elm leaves, Harvard, Mass. (Courtesy Sam Jaffe)

Making Butterflies: Preserving New England’s Caterpillars

Four Horned Sphinx –Ceratomia amyntor — on dead elm leaves, Harvard, Mass. (Courtesy Sam Jaffe)

Insecto Hoja... Phyllium philippinicum, también llamado simplemente ‘Insecto Hoja’  o ‘Insecto Hoja de Filipinas’ es un fásmido (Phasmatodea, el orden de los insectos palo) que tiene el aspecto de una hoja. Es uno de entre muchas especies de insectos hoja, pero Phyllium philippinicum es uno de los más comunes que se tienen de mascota. Hay un insecto hoja más que presentamos en este sitio El Insecto Hoja Gigante, se encuentra en el bosque tropical de Filipinas.

Leaf Insect - S Asia & Australia……réepinglé par Maurie Daboux۰⋱‿✿╮

Locust Nymphs

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Locust Nymph Photo'.

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Insect Camouflage Leaf mimicry is an absolutely extraordinary type of camouflage which helps prey evade detection. These insects have evolved incredible leaflike patterns and modified exoskeletons to utalize this ability.

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