The wings of the dead leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus) are an example of mimicry in the natural world.
This display features two different specimens of the dead leaf butterfly and the unique way in which this insect protects itself against predators. The first specimen is mounted with wings opened to show the attractive coloration on the dorsal side. The second specimen shows the butterfly with wings closed, illustrating a remarkable resemblance to a dead leaf. With open wings, the butterfly shows off its brilliant colors.