Kallima inachis formosana

Kallima inachis formosana
Blue Wing Surface with Wide, Orange Bands

Kallima inachis formosana is one of about 5,000 species of butterflies belonging to the Nymphalidae Family. Its common name is the Dead Leaf Butterfly [枯葉蝶] and is found in Taiwan’s low mountain areas of around 500-1500 meters above sea level. Adult lifespan is between two to three months and its diet consists of fruit and sap. It spectacularly mimics a dry leaf when its wings are closed.

Kallima inachis formosana

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