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Phylliidae (Leaf Insect) - Julee Kim




NAME: Julee Kim

COUNTRY: USA

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/julee.kim.338


TITLE: Phylliidae (Leaf Insect)

TECHNIQUE: Watercolor

YEAR: 2015

PUBLISHED: No

DESCRIPTION: Leaf insects use camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf. They do this so accurately that predators often aren't able to distinguish them from real leaves. In some species the edge of the leaf insect's body even has the appearance of bite marks. To further confuse predators, when the leaf insect walks, it rocks back and forth, to mimic a real leaf being blown by the wind.

CATEGORY: Student

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS: Yes. As the author of illustration I have given permission for it to be loaded on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0