Approximate size of specimen:
3 inch wingspan
Interesting Facts about Kallima inachis:
Also known as the “golden leaf butterfly” from China, Japan, and tropical Asia, Kallima inachis is one very interesting species in that the top side is blue while the bottom side of the specimen mimics a dead leaf! This camouflage helps the keep the butterfly hidden from potential dangers and believe it or not, this species has the ability to “play dead leaf”! When disturbed it will hold perfectly still on it’s side on the ground, further tricking any predators into thinking it is, in fact, just a leaf!