| Designed to mimic the leaves of the trees it
lives in and eats, male green nymph stick
insects are one of the heaviest insects alive.
Ironically, in Malaysia they are often kept by
people who feed them guava leaves and use their
droppings to make tea. Their wings are very leaf-like
with veins and brown areas mimicking the dead spots
of leaves. Male nymphs are smaller
in size than the females
at around four inches, but they have larger wings
and are able to fly.