Indian Leaf

Indian Leaf

Kallima paralekta

About This Animal

SIZE: 4 inch wingspan

RANGE: India to China

HABITAT: Heavily forested areas

DIET: Juice from rotting fruit

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

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.