IMAGINE Mei Veisamasama’s shock when she discovered a rather unusual insect.
The 77-year-old found the leaf insect in her Colo-i-Suva compound on Sunday afternoon.
“I have never seen this insect in my whole life,” she said.
According to Wikipedia, the insect belongs to the Phylliidae family and uses camouflage to take on the appearance of a leaf.
On Monday, Mrs Veisamasama brought the insect to The Fiji Times office.
Her home is located near the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park.
Among the wildlife at the Park are 14 different bird species, including scarlet robins, spotted fantails, Fiji goshawks, sulphur-breasted musk parrots, Fiji warblers, golden doves and barking pigeons can be found in this park.
Mrs Veisamasama said she would give the insect to the Forestry Department.