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Blue Oakleaf Butterfly

Kallima horsefieldii


This pretty butterfly is a master of camouflage. When closed, it looks absolutely like a dried leaf. When open, it is a flash of incredible blue!


Lower elevations of forests in the Western Ghats in the monsoons. These seen at Mumbai's city forest, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

This is precious spotting for Project Noah... Very few knows about this cute and rarely identified butterfly.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I saw once Orange Oak leaf on Tulasi Lake trail... 12 years ago. I am very less visitor at SGNP.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I think you must make a Mission on Mumbai's Biodiversity but excluding SGNP and Thane, Navi Mumbai city area. I have many spottings from Mumbai.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 15, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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