14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Blue Oakleaf butterfly feeding on overripe fruits
The South Indian Blue Oakleaf Kallima horsfieldii is a butterfly that has mastered the art of camouflage. With its wings closed, it perfectly resembles a dry leaf. Only when it flies or basks in the sun, does it reveal its brilliant blues! Here, it is ready to take-off after a drink of overripe pineapple juice!
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 2:15 a.m.