You have the eyes of a hawk if you can spot the insect camouflaged in the scene

INSECTS can fly in front of your eyes or hang in places where you can’t see them.

If you can spot a camouflaged insect hiding among green leaves, then it may have the eyes of a hawk.


A camouflaged insect hides among the leafy vegetation Credit: Getty

Like chameleons, certain types of insects dress up in the perfect disguise.

Some camouflage insects include walking sticks, dead leafhoppers, sand locusts, spiny bugs, and Malaysian leafhoppers.

Using their physical structure and pigment, these insects are able to blend in with their surroundings and protect themselves from predators.

Phyllium giganteum is the largest species of Malaysian leaf insect, at about 105 millimeters long.

This species is found mainly in the tropics of western Malaysia and lives for two to three months.

According to Life and Science, Phyllium giganteum consists primarily of females.

They are shaped and colored exactly like the leaves, and are also kept in a green treat.

The resemblance is so incredible that they often mistake another insect of their species for a real leaf and eat it.

Can you spot this leaf bug before one of its sisters manages to eat it?

It can be hard to find his body at first, but if you look closely, you can find it attached to his head at the bottom.

For another camouflage quest, you can search for a chameleon hiding behind a mossy background.

If you want to challenge yourself, try to find an owl that has buried itself in the bark of a tree.

And if you’re looking for a more difficult task, see if you can find the cat hiding behind the pharmacy counter.

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This species is called Phyllium giganteum and it is the largest species of Malaysian leaf beetle.


This species is called Phyllium giganteum and is the largest species of Malaysian leaf beetleCredit: Getty

Categories: Optical Illusion
Source: HIS Education

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