Geographical Range Malaysia (in southeastern Asia)
Habitat Forests
Scientific Name Phyllium giganteum
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

Is it animal or vegetable? Hard to tell just by looking at it!

These leaf-shaped Malaysian insects are hard to spot when they're sitting in a tree. They look just like the oak and guava leaves that they eat, right down to the browned "leaf" edges. Such a clever disguise helps these animals hide from predators. Leaf insects even sway back and forth when the wind blows, just like real leaves!