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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Is that a leaf?

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications


Phyllium giganteum finds protection from predators in its remarkable camouflage, colored and shaped to look exactly like a leaf.

Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.
This insect's camouflage is so convincing, it even has notches that make it look like a leaf out of which other insects have taken small bites.

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