Measuring between sixteen and eightenn inches long, the common chameleon of Europe is native to India and parts of Northern Africa; it has become naturalized in some parts of Southern Europe.

Common chameleon

Measuring between sixteen and eightenn inches long, the common chameleon of Europe is native to India…

The common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) is a lizard that is well known for its camouflage ability.

Common Chameleon

The common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) is a lizard that is well known for its camouflage ability.

Leaf Insects, also called Walking Leaves, belong to the family Phasmidæ of the order Orthoptera. All the members of the family show some resemblance to such natural objects as dried and withered leaves, sticks, bark, and pieces of moss; but it is in the genus Phyllium that the resemblance to a leaf reaches its maximum. The members of the genus occur in tropical parts of the Old World, especially in islands. The female is markedly leaf-like, the resemblance being produced by the anterior wings (tegmina), which in shape, veining, and color very closely resemble the leaves among which the insect lives, and on which it feeds. In addition, the legs bear broad expansions, which increase the resemblance. The second pair of wings (true wings) is absent in the female, but present in the male.

Leaf Insect

Leaf Insects, also called Walking Leaves, belong to the family Phasmidæ of the order Orthoptera. All…

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

Mask of Steel

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

An illustration of a mask from the statue of Thalia.

Thalia Mask

An illustration of a mask from the statue of Thalia.