Categories
Butterfly species

Butterflies – Orange Dead Leaf – Kalima inachus

Butterflies – Orange Dead Leaf – Kalima inachus

 

_EMG3467-kalima

Photographed at the Butterfly exhibit in the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2011.

The Leaf Butterflies or Dead Leaf Butterflies, as they are also called, are brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae) occur naturally in the tropical forest regions of India through to Japan.  They rely heavily on their camouflage appearance and, whether in the trees or fallen onto the ground, their shape and their dorsal coloration allows them to blend in well in the trees or on the muddy or dry ground.   They have two generations per year generally coinciding with the dry season and the wet season.

 

*****

*****

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *