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Rainbow Leaf Beetle

"Walking Leaf" insect ~ from the Walking Stick family of insects.

A number of species of such beetles mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. #english #englishlanguage #learnenglish #studyenglish #language #vocabulary #dictionary #englishlearning #vocab #animals #beetles #longhornbeetles #insect #insects #beetle

Walking Leaves (family Phyllidae, order Phasmatodea) 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. Credit: Wikipedia

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Insects like you've never seen them before (pictures)

Insects like you've never seen them before (pictures) - CNET

Longhorn beetle, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Aristobia horridula (Hope)

Globe-eyed weevil (20x, Nikola Rahmé). Most insects are beetles (Coleoptera), and most beetles are weevils (Curculionidae).

stripey planthopper of orange and turquoise in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha within the Hemiptera

To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But in Takumi Kama’s imagined future, when the insect’s natural environment has been completely destroyed, these masters of camouflage will have no choice but to move in with those who took away their home. Ani