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BUTTERFLIES

Indian Leaf

Kallima paralekta

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

Indian Leaf

FUN FACTS

When resting this butterfly looks exactly like a dead leaf. The bottom of the hindwing is tapered mimicking a leaf stalk and it even has the veins of the leaf. This confuses predators.

Fan Photo

Indian Leaf
Photo by TN Aquarium Staff

About This Animal

SIZE: 4 inch wingspan

RANGE: India to China

HABITAT: Heavily forested areas

DIET:  Juice from rotting fruit