Definition of Leaf insect
1. Noun. Tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies.
Generic synonyms: Phasmid, Phasmid Insect
Group relationships: Genus Phyllium, Phyllium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Insect
Literary usage of Leaf insect
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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 ..."