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A leaf with legs -siderone polymela

By annettep38  
I figured that mangoes make a fine bait. That is one of the results, a very rare type of leaf flutterby.
«Explanation» the mango pip is in a tree, in a hole. I don't catch them, only on camera. There is a great group of leaf shaped nymphalidae caled Charaxinae who are not interested in flowers, only in rotting stuff and fruit. I learned that from a dropped papaya.

Many thanks to Colleen,Prabhas,Len, Martin and Matthew for their generous awards. And all your kind words and votes.

Tags: Butterfly Leaf Lepidoptera Mariposa Wildlife and nature Nymphalidae Anaea Anaeini Charaxinae Siderone polymela

Voters: vivdy, bobpaige1, Andyjonno and 31 more

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23 Jul 2016 7:37AM
Well spotted.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2016 7:38AM
What a wonderful find, Annette, he has the perfect camouflage.
23 Jul 2016 8:03AM
A lovely trap & well taken subject.
ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
23 Jul 2016 8:16AM
One for the reference books, Annette.
Lovely shot.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2016 8:55AM
gosh ...a wonder you saw it
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
23 Jul 2016 9:05AM
Waw!! This is great AnnetteSmile
23 Jul 2016 9:37AM
you would bace caught me also with a mango TongueTongue

Bantu 6 7 1 India
23 Jul 2016 10:18AM
Very good details and capture Annette.

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2016 10:28AM
well worth the mango Annette
unusual and lovely image
enjoying it there?
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2016 11:12AM
Superb Annette - not many butterfly enthusiasts will have this in their collection!
Kate Grin
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2016 11:12AM
Great shot, Annette.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
23 Jul 2016 11:24AM
Beautifully tropical, Annette.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2016 3:51PM
Great to see these unusual butterflies----so very unusual and so well photographed!
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
23 Jul 2016 5:15PM
Simply superb !! No wonder they are considered so rare....... people simply don`t see the things ! Well taken, Annette ! Regards Martin
23 Jul 2016 11:05PM
Excellent captured ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2016 1:18AM
Good eye! What a great camouflage... Bravo for spotting it!
Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2016 6:33AM
A fascinating creature very well captured.

Succulent, overripe fruit can be a great attraction. The year we decided to leave the Figs to the wildlife in Spain I got loads of images of Two Tailed Pashas feasting on them.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2016 4:57AM
I had to return Annette - This is very special and I for one have never seen one of those.
Isabel GrinGrin

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