Indian Leaf Butterfly Kallima inachus

Textbook example of Camouflage. This Brushfoot merges perfectly into the forest with its dead leaf camouflage. The bottom of the hindwing is tapered mimicking a leaf stalk and it even has the veins of the leaf. Not the best butterfly to exhibit in the display as no-one finds them.

Name: Indian Leaf Butterfly

Latin: Kallima inachus

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: S. E. Asia

Food plant: Acanthaceae

Indian Leaf Butterfly Kallima inachus