Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly Hypna clytemnestra

Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
The Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly, also called the Marbled or Jazzy Leafwing, is one of several butterflies that camouflage themselves by closing their wings and mimicking a dead leaf.
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
The underside spots can be greenish, grey-silver or whitish. The topside (shown below) is dark brown to black with a slight greenish iridescence and with a broad white vertical bar in the middle of each forewing and a couple of small white spots on the edge. The adult butterflies drink from rotting fruit but the caterpillars eat euphorbias.
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly topside
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
Silver-studded Leafwing Butterfly
The white bar is a little broader than on the topside of the similar-looking (topside only) Zebra Mosaic butterfly, which also doesn't have the additional white spots nor the long tails.