Video Of A Dead Leaf Butterfly Demonstrating Just How Dead Leaf It Can Be

December 28, 2018


This is a short Twitter video of an orange oakleaf butterfly (Kallima inachus, aka dead leaf butterfly) demonstrating just how much of a dead leaf it can pretend to be, leading at least one blogger to speculate how many butterflies he's unknowingly killed walking through the woods in the fall. "The orange oakleaf doesn't live in North America, it's range is limited to India and Southeast Asia." Well that's a relief. "You were going to stay up at night worrying about this, weren't you?" Among every other even possibly upsetting thing I've ever done in my life, yes.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Christina D, who agrees Mother Nature deserves the lifetime achievement award in freaky deaky.

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