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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Butterfly ID Help

Does anyone know what kind of butterfly this is? Thanks in advance.

The Orange Oakleaf or Dead Leaf (Kallima inachus) is a nymphalid butterfly found in in forested, lush areas like New Guinea, southern Asia, Madagascar and India.
They look brilliant when their wings lay flat, but when their wings fold up they look like leaves - sometimes green, sometimes brown, as if fallen and dead. The likeness to a dead leaf is nothing short of remarkable.

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