Mother of Pearl is one of the few butterflies mimicking a green leaf

Green leaf camorflage. There are far fewer green leaf mimics in the butterfly world than dead leaf mimics. The same pattern is seen in praying mantids and stick insects.

Name: Mother of Pearl

Latin: Protogoniomorpha parhassus

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Africa

Food plant: Acanthus Family

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