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Walking leaves

Pseudophyllinae

Notes:

Found this on my door, looked like leaf

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11 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Yes Ashish. We were both correct. In fact the reference following is wrongly named in my opinion http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Asia/I...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Thanks Martin... You must be correct with... Pseudophyllinae family.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

JigneshShirke
Sometimes Ashish is correct on his first suggestion.
This is one of those times.
You have an absolutely spectacular katydid.
Katydids imitate leaves and are nocturnal arboreal insects from the family Orthoptera (including crickets and grasshoppers).
They are not leaf insects (part of the stick insect family Phylliidae).
Check link #3 showing toe pads - these never occur in Phylliidae.
Here are some references
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49876611@N0...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettaman/30...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettaman/30...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Welcome..!!

windmustache
windmustache 9 years ago

Interesting creature! Good.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Just write size of your spotted insect. It will be useful for all other users to identify this insect.

JigneshShirke
JigneshShirke 9 years ago

Thankx Ashish once again :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Leaf mimicking Katydid..
Some useful info here...
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/rainfor...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

amazing!!

JigneshShirke
Spotted by
JigneshShirke

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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