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.

July 8/2012 featured in Just Butterflies

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  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraabout 2 years ago


    July 8/2012
    Enjoy the day SimplyKlick with the Butterfly Features
    Wish you a Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • Thank you very much Johanna!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Congratulations, beautiful capture and Butterfly.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Than you very much Jude!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you very much Lori!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • virginian
    virginianabout 2 years ago

    Great capture of this beautiful butterfly. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you very much Judy!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations SimplyKlick Top Ten in the Avatar & Voucher October Challenge!
    Link to the Group Message
    Wish you a Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • Thank you very much Johanna! Very much appreciated!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    How pretty!!!

  • Thank you very much lorilee!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 2 years ago

    He’s definitely getting the shape and the veins down to a fine art… just needs to work on the camouflage thing a bit more…:-)
    Absolutely stunning shot !!

  • Hey Billy, always nice to hear and see ya ;-) Thank you so very much! I appreciate it! :-)

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    The light and color is so wonderful!!!!

  • Thank you so very much Laurie!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.almost 2 years ago

    Best One

  • Thank you very much Sushikant!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 2 years ago

    She is so beautiful

  • Thank you very much Diane!

    – Nicole Markmann Nelson

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