Leaf Insect in Box Frame (Phyllium celebicum)
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A Walking Leaf Mimic insect in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The Latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.
Leaf insects are camouflaged (using mimicry) to take on the appearance of leaves. They do this so accurately that predators often are not 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.
It reaches 8 - 10 centimetres (2 - 4 in).
Can only be shipped to the UK
Latin Name: Phyllium celebicum.
Quality: A1 What does this mean?
Sex: Male and Female
Distribution: Phyllium celebicum can be found in Maylasia and Indonesia.
Prepared: By our very own entomologists.
Frame: Handmade in our workshop.
Frame Size: 6 x 6 Inch.
Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.
Where do we source our insect specimens?All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.
This would be a beautiful addition to your home or office.