Fake for Real: Walking Leaf

Van Mensvoort
October 14th 2007

Walking Leaf - Simulation in Old nature

Almost by default, we associate simulation with modern media: games and virtual reality. But what about the Phyllium giganteum? It is not a leaf but an insect disguised as one. This "walking leaf" demonstrates some of the most remarkable mimicry in the entire natural kingdom. But it is surely no accident. Countless other insects, flowers, and animals use camouflage or imitation techniques to increase their chances of survival. Simulation seems to be a natural phenomenon in life.

From our Fake for Real series.

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7 comments

Koert.com
Posted 16/11/2007 – 20:57

It's only Natural.

Llama
Posted 16/11/2007 – 20:51

GROSS

Qubert
Posted 16/11/2007 – 20:42

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