Leaf insect is also called walking leaf. Famed for their camouflage, leaf insects are some of the finest mimics in the animal kingdom.
They have turned their camouflage into a fine art, with some species showing irregular edges which look as if the leaf had been chewed upon. Their use of camouflage doesn’t just end at their appearance. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind.
Leaf insects make fantastic pets for the young and the old. Being fascinating and beautiful, they are very easy to be kept as pets. They are a personal favourite in the insect world and they never fail to amaze friends and family.
Fun fact
Leaf insects are able to regrow lost limbs. When the leaf insect moults after losing a leg, a small but fully operational leg appears in its place. Over successive moults this leg gets larger and becomes identical to the lost leg!