It suggests to me, however, that pandas might eat leaf insects: I know leaf insects are often called “walking leaves”, and Pandas include several leafy greens in their diet and share common habitats with leaf insects in China. I suppose that pandas may occasionally grab a leaf insect, or walking leaf, for a snack, mistaking it for a real leaf. This wouldn’t be a problem for the Panda, as they like to include a little animal protein in their diet as well as leaves.
I have yet to find evidence that humans eat leaf insects, but I would imagine they fry up nice and crispy ...
“A lower jaw bone and five teeth discovered on a hillside in Ethiopia are the oldest remains ever found that belong to the genus Homo, the lineage that ultimately led to modern humans.
“Around 400,000 years older than previous discovery of homo lineage, 2.8m-year-old jaw and five teeth was found on rocky slope in Afar region.
“The discovery sheds light on a profoundly important but poorly understood period in human evolution that played out between two and three million years ago, when humans began the crucial transformation from ape-like animals into forms that used tools and eventually began to resemble modern humans.”
That’s only 2 - 3 million years against the leaf insect’s 47 million years.
I am amazed, and as always, astonished where the mark-making process of drawing can lead.