Kallima inachus

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Kallima inachus

[Doyere 1840]



With wings closed, it closely resembles a dry leaf with dark veins and is a spectacular and commonly cited example of camouflage. The resemblance to a dried leaf is extremely realistic and gives the genus its common names, the oakleaf or dead leaf. It can be found in tropical Asia, India and Japan.
Photos have been taken at Collodi aviary



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