Leaf insects (Phyllium giganteum) Also called “Walking Leaf”, these are the largest of the nearly 30 members of the Phyllium family. The incredible camouflage of these spectacular insects shows us just how sneaky Mother Nature can be. Leaf mimicry is thought to play an important role in defense against predators. By eating all the leaves, wood and bark that they do, these insects are a crucial link in the food chain.
See the amazing and rare discovery from the Arthropod Zoo at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Description: 11x6" Glass cloche with a wooden base. Double insects mounted on brass over preserved green reindeer moss.