The living real leaf insects, sometimes known as walking leaves, which comprise some of the animal kingdom's most impressively disguised leaf mimics. They can be found from South Asia to Australia. Phylliidae was previously treated as a considerably bigger taxon, encompassing taxa from several distinct families.
When a gigantic Malaysian leaf bug nibbles on the leaves of a guava or mango tree, you'll have to look attentively. Because they resemble their preferred meal, fruit leaves, these herbivores fit in perfectly with their surroundings.
(Phylliidae), an insect family of the order Phasmodea. The insects have large flattened bodies and expanded leaflike legs. The forewings, or tegmina, of the females, which lack hindwings and are unable to fly, have a shape and vein pattern that make them resemble leaves, thus their name. The colour, which mixes with leaf hues, furthers this protective likeness (mimicry).
The males' well-developed hindwings and reduced tegmina do not resemble leaves, and they are able to fly. There are roughly 20 species, most of which are found in tropical Asia.