I was trekking in Kasauli (lesser Himalayas) and came across this large 4.5 – 5.5 inches across and was wondering if you could id it for me. Thank you very much. Regards,
This is one of the Dead Leaf Butterflies, perhaps Kallima inachus or a closely related species. When the wings are closed, the Dead Leaf Butterfly is very difficult to spot because of its leaflike markings. There is even a false petiole or leaf stalk formed by the tail of the lower wings.