Monday, October 15, 2012

Dead "leaves" of India

In the dry forests of India, the dead leaves resting on and around the hotel walls are not necessarily what they seem
dead leaf moth - Hypopyra vespertilio?
This is a moth I'm tentatively identifying as Hypopyra vespertilio

orange oakleaf butterfly
This species may be more familiar, certainly to those visiting tropical butterfly conservatories in the UK where they are often kept, an orange oakleaf, Kallima inachus. Oddly I never imagined I'd see one in the wild and yet this one helpfully rested on my doorframe when I returned from the morning game drive.

1 comment:

Wally Jones said...

Great images of nature at work!