Name:  Leaf insects or walking leavesPhylum: ArthropodaClass: InsectaOrder: Phasmatodea Family: Phylliidae Region: They occur from South Asia through Southeast Asia to AustraliaRisk of Extinction: No in dangerMore Info: 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.(photo taken from http://www.animazing.co.uk/#/leaf-insect/4543436699)

Name:  Leaf insects or walking leaves

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Phasmatodea
 
Family: Phylliidae
 
Region: They occur from South Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia

Risk of Extinction: No in danger

More Info: 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.

(photo taken from http://www.animazing.co.uk/#/leaf-insect/4543436699)