Purple leafwing butterfly

This butterfly is part of Major Gay’s collection and was collected in the Cameroon. When it is at rest with its wings closed it looks just like a dry leaf.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Central Africa
Collector Excavator
Gay, Major Arthur Bertie (from the collection of)
Common Name
purple leafwing butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly

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NYMPHALIDAE: Kallimoides rumia (Westwood, 1850): African leaf butterfly