Article by: Vanina Mangano
Imagine - you are sitting in your garden, , Finding Structural Problems During Escrow – Upscale Home Exa working on your latest
garden , Geraniums Galore - A Container Delight ing project, when, suddenly, a leaf walks leisurely by. At
this point, you may wonder whether you've spent too many
consecutive hours in your garden. , Decorating with Authentic Zebra Decor.... ..but relax, you have not gone
bananas. Well, the scenario may not happen in quite this way,
but we've all likely seen the mysterious 'walking leaf' bug at
one time or another.
The walking leaf insect, also known as Phasmida, from the
Phylliidae family, can sometimes be found in our very own
garden , A To Attract Hummingbirds s. It would actually be a rare instance to see these
insects in motion, since they are experts at camouflaging
themselves, and they only feed at night. The natural , A New Twist on the Time-Honored Tradition of Scrapbooking question,
at this point, is whether or not you as a gardener should fear
these little creatures. Unlike other plant , Getting Rid Of Standing Water In Your Yard eaters, the leaf bug
is rarely considered to be a plague, even by farmers.
Occasionally, they can be considered pests , The Great History Of Roses to the eucalyptus
tree , Have you been looking for the latest and accurate opinion re s, where they can reproduce in great numbers and cause a
major problem - a female can lay thousands of eggs within her
lifetime, which is only up to 18 months long. Otherwise,
Phasmidas are considered to be very passive and are strictly
vegetarians. Unlike other plant-eating insects, the leaf bugs
will eat an entire leaf, rather than taking random bites of many
leaves. This makes their trail difficult to find, allowing them
to go unnoticed for a period of time.
The walking leaves range from 20-330 millimeters long, and are
green , The way of the future is turn to solar or brown in color. , Internet Marketing and Advertising for the Green Industry Because of their shape and color, , Wildlife Gardener they
may be difficult to find, especially when they are on the
defense, at which time they may play dead by falling to the
floor , Choosing the Right Lawn Sprinkler , or sway slightly as a leaf would in the wind. Otherwise,
they choose to remain extremely still.
What makes the walking leaf very interesting is that they have
the ability to reproduce through thenogenesis - without mating.
When this occurs, however, all eggs will result in female
off-springs, whereas mating would result in both male and female
reproduction. Within the 50 different leaf bug species, some
males are said to be extinct.
This may be difficult to believe for some, but the walking leaf
bug has become a popular pet. Caring of the leaf bug is very
easy and does not require high maintenance, so is great for both
kids and adults. Because of their unique shapes, framed leaf
bugs have also become a popular decoration and sell for over
So the next time you notice a suspicious, moving leaf, or one
that looks right back at you, you can rest easy knowing it is
just the Phasmida!
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