Leaf ButterfliesAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Kallima paralekta
- Kallima albofasciata
- Kallima alompra
- Kallima buxtoni
- Kallima horsfieldi
- Kallima inachus
- Kallima knyvetti
- Kallima limborgii
- Kallima philarchus
- Kallima spiridiva
The leaf butterflies of the genus Kallima are remarkable mimics of dead leaves. The wing venation and banding patterns on the ventral surface bear an uncanny resemblance to the veins of a dead leaf. The evolution of these patterns has been discussed by Nijhout (1991).
Corbet AS, Pendlebury HM, and Eliot JN. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
Nijhout HF. 1991. The development and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. C.
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