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Dead Leaf butterfly (dry-season form)

Kallima inachus

Description:

extremely well camouflaged butterfly.

Habitat:

butterfly garden


1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 6 years ago
Orange Oakleaf, Indian Dead Leaf
Kallima inachus Kallima inachus

46 Comments (1–25)

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 4 years ago

Great Shot!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Nice photo and very unique butterfly. Yes indeed, it is very camouflaged butterfly. Very nice.

patty
patty 5 years ago

you actually expressed it in the name =)

patty
patty 5 years ago

Great picture and spotting antimatterhands =) Now, butterflies are usually seen in spring, why do they camouflage like autumn leaves? Seems a bit off seasonal....
Greetings

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 5 years ago

yea i had to double take when i saw it

travellingchez
travellingchez 6 years ago

Wow great spot. I don't know if I'd have realised it was a butterfly.

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

definitely.

Dina
Dina 6 years ago

Amazing!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

This is the best dead leaf mimic I have ever seen!

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

heehee thx carol

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

I missed the blog. Just discovered it. Great job! Congrats!

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

yayyy thanks :)

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 6 years ago

Amazing.

Matthijs
Matthijs 6 years ago

fantastic spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Eric, this awesome spotting is featured in the Project Noah today, which is on "Masters of Disguise"! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2990181...

Uday
Uday 6 years ago

Oakleaf butterfly!

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

ty

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wow this incredible how do i miss it great spotting :)

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

added a photo

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

ty

drmo
drmo 6 years ago

Awesome spotting

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

haha thx yea i didnt see it at first. :)

Peyton Irby
Peyton Irby 6 years ago

That is amazing how did you even spot it I probably wouldn't have seen it.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

very impressive!

athompson991279
athompson991279 6 years ago

Omg! That is the coolest butterfly I've ever seen! That's my fav butterfly now! ;)

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Lat: 47.71, Long: 9.19

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

Reference

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