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leaf butterfly

any of various butterflies of the genus Kallima, of southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, having wings that resemble dead leaves.
Origin of leaf butterfly
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is true also of the leaf butterfly and of another which exactly resembles a bird's dropping.

    The Other Side of Evolution Alexander Patterson

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