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12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

Indian Oakleaf Kallima Inachus Formosana

  • Class: Insects
  • Order: Butterflies
  • Family: Nymphalidae
  • Habitat: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, South-East Asia
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

If you don’t look closer, this photo just looks like a dry leaf. But it’s actually a butterfly with closed wings. You’re seeing the underside of the wing. They’re not just the shape of a leaf, but also have fine veins and midribs. Only the feelers could give away this little guy’s position. With open wings, this butterfly boasts some fantastic colors, as you can see in the bottom image.

Indian Oakleaf Indian Oakleaf - Photo: twospeeds/Shutterstock

Indian Oakleaf Indian Oakleaf - Photo: David Carillet/Shutterstock

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