Dead Leaf Butterfly

Butterfly ID
Dear Bugman,
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,

Hi Sajneet,
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.

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