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Autumn Leaf Butterfly

Doleschallia bisaltide

Description:

A Nymphalidae (Brush-footed) Butterfly. It's a strong flyer and looks like a dead leaf when wings are closed then a striking array of browns and blacks when opened. At it's larval stage, as a caterpillar, it's food plant are Acanthaceae plants, like P. reticulatum.

Habitat:

Found this as a Chrysalis on a Pseuderanthemum reticulatum leaf hanging on the underside in a garden.

Notes:

Raised this little beauty when I saw it as a chrysalis. I wanted to see it emerge from its pupa so I transferred it to my dorm room. Sadly, I didn't get to witness the miracle unfold. Oh well, at least an amazing Doleschallia welcomed me when I awoke. -- I took the picture with my friends camera, since I still don't have one at the moment :C

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Pls consider including in our Butterflies in the Philippines mission - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1555.... Thanks!!

Little Rex
Spotted by
Little Rex

Cebu, Philippines

Lat: 10.35, Long: 123.91

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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