WHEN YOU THINK MOTHER NATURE can’t possibly surprise you anymore, you discover the existence of Psyllidae or leaf insects and your mind is blown all over again.

Leaf insects are camouflaged to look like leaves to avoid predators. Let me tell you: I’d be a bug predator, I’d be starving because these amazing creatures perfectly mimic leaves. Check out the video below.

The family Psyllidae is part of a larger species, Phasmatodea. Not all species of Phasmatodea resemble leaves; some look like sticks, bark, and even lichens. They also vary in size. Below is a video of a more colorful variety of Psyllidae.

Psyllidae can be found on every continent except Antarctica, but are most common from South Asia through Southeast Asia to Australia.

Be the first to comment