Q. Which one of the following statements is correct about Walking Leaves?

[A] These are small, flat, and overlapping leaves, often found on plants like cacti and succulents

[B] These are also known as leaf-tailed geckos which have a striking leaf-like appearance and can even curl their tails to mimic a dead leaf stem

[C] These are long, thin, and pointed leaves, and they are typically adapted for plants in arid or cold environments

[D] These are a family of insects that are renowned for their remarkable leaf-like appearance, which helps them camouflage in their natural habitat

Answer: D

Explanation – Walking leaves are part of the phasmatodea order. They are also referred to as “phasmids” or “stick and leaf insects.” They are known for their unusual appearance as they look confusingly similar to parts of plants such as twigs, bark or in the case of leaf insects as leaves. They feed on plants and typically inhabit densely vegetated areas.

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