leaf-insect

leaf insect

noun
any of several orthopterous insects of the family Phillidae, of southern Asia and the East Indies, having a body that resembles a leaf in color and form.
Also called walking leaf.


Origin:
1860–65

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leaf insect
 
n
See also stick insect any of various mostly tropical Asian insects of the genus Phyllium and related genera, having a flattened leaflike body: order Phasmida

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