leaf insect(redirected from Phylliidae)
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Any of various chiefly tropical Asian insects of the family Phylliidae that resemble leaves in color and form. Also called walking leaf.
(Animals) any of various mostly tropical Asian insects of the genus Phyllium and related genera, having a flattened leaflike body: order Phasmida. See also stick insect
any of several orthopterous insects of the family Phillidae, of S Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a body that resembles a leaf in color and form. Also called walking leaf.
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|Noun||1.||leaf insect - tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies|
phasmid, phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects