Definition of Leaf insect

1. Noun. Tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies.

Exact synonyms: Walking Leaf
Generic synonyms: Phasmid, Phasmid Insect
Group relationships: Genus Phyllium, Phyllium



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Insect

leaf cactus
leaf cast
leaf casting
leaf curl
leaf cutter
leaf disease
leaf fat
leaf form
leaf frog
leaf frogs
leaf gap
leaf gaps
leaf green
leaf hopper
leaf hoppers
leaf insect (current term)
leaf insertion
leaf lard
leaf lettuce
leaf miner
leaf mold
leaf mould
leaf mustard
leaf node
leaf peeper
leaf peepers
leaf protein
leaf protein concentrate
leaf proteins
leaf roller

Literary usage of Leaf insect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New Mallophaga by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Robert E. Snodgrass (1896)
"The resemblance is every whit as great as that exhibited by the leaf insect proper (Phyllium), only being that of a dead leaf instead of a green one. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"Notice of a New leaf insect. By ANDREW MURRAY, Esq. Mr Murray exhibited a beautiful photograph of the under side of a butterfly, in every respect exactly ..."

3. Perak and the Malays: "sārong" and "krīs." by John Frederick Adolphus McNair (1878)
"CHAPTER X. Insect pests — Strange beetles — The leaf insect — Fireflies — A Tartar — Fine field for the entomologist. of the great pests of tropical lands ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1856)
"Notice of the Leaf-Insect (Phyllium Scythe), lately bred in the Royal Botanic Garden of ... A living specimen of one of the species of leaf-insect has, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"A living specimen of one of the species of leaf-insect has, for nearly eighteen months, been an inmate of the hothouses ; and the curiosity of the public to ..."

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