Orange Dead Leaf (Kallima inachus)


 
Living image of Orange Dead Leaf on a piece of orangeFamily: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
 
Geographic Distribution: Asia. India and Pakistan to southern China and Taiwan.
 
Wingspan: 90-120 mm (3.5 - 4.75 in).
 
Larval host plants: Girardinia spp. and Strobilanthes spp.
 
Habitats: Tropical forest.
 
Identification: The upperside of the wings are brightly colored with orange and purplish blue. The underside of the wings, coupled with the unique wing shape, make it an outstanding leaf mimic.
 
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