Walking Leaf

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"I caught a walking leaf! Finally, you'll leaf me alone!" —City Folk
"I caught a walking leaf! I'm glad it can't run!" —New Leaf
Walking Leaf
Scientific name Phyllium phylliidae
Family Phyliidae- Walking leaves/leaf insects
Time of year July to September
Time of day 8am to 5pm
Location On the ground
Size 70 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 600 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Walking Leaf (コノハムシ, Konohamushi) is an uncommon insect that was introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. They are found from July to September, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be found in all weather (rain and sun). They camouflage themselves as furniture leaves (though appear a lighter shade of green) on the ground, but when approached they will flip over and reveal themselves. They are sold for 600 Bells.

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"As you can see, walking leafs are extremely proficient at mimicking the appearance of leaves. What torments me is this: they also EAT leaves... Do they look at one another and think, "mmmmmmmm"?"

After donation, the Walking Leaf can be found on the middle-terrace of the insect exhibition, in the central enclosure near the eastern-most tree stump, sharing its enclosure with the Grasshopper.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the Walking Leaf can be found in the upper right corner of the upper right room of the Insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the Walking Leaf:

"Walking leaves look just like real leaves. They're related to walking sticks, which resemble twigs. The females are better at mimicking than the males, though they can't fly. Their mimicking is so thorough that some of them even have fake bite marks on their bodies."

Bug encyclopedia information[edit]

City Folk[edit]

Walking Leaf (City Folk).png     ''These blend into many leaf colors. Females own the best camouflage, but males can fly."
  • Size- About 70 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning to dusk

Further information[edit]

Walking leafs can disguise themselves so well that some even show signs of fake bite marks, to further confuse predators. When they walk, they sway to mimic a leaf being rocked by the wind. They can be found in South/Southeast Asia to Australia.

Leaf insect in real-life

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Phyllie
Italian Insetto foglia Literally "leaf bug"