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leaf butterfly

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  1. any of various butterflies of the genus Kallima, of southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, having wings that resemble dead leaves.
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Origin of leaf butterfly

First recorded in 1880–85
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  • For example, many animals such as the quail, the rabbit, or the leaf-butterfly are protectively colored.

    Being Well-Born

    Michael F. Guyer