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    Doleschallia: Brief Summary
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    Doleschallia is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Nymphalinae in the family Nymphalidae. With their wings closed Doleschallia resemble dead leaves. Another Indo-Australian genus Kallima, and the African genera Kamilla, Mallika and Kallimoides are collectively known as dead leaf butterflies. They have a pronounced wing apex, and the hindwing tornus is extended and forms a short tail. This shape, together with the dead-leaf colouration, complete with a "midrib", and markings which resemble patches of mould and leaf galls gives the butterfly a remarkable resemblance to an attached or fallen dead leaf.

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    Doleschallia is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Nymphalinae in the family Nymphalidae. With their wings closed Doleschallia resemble dead leaves. Another Indo-Australian genus Kallima, and the African genera Kamilla, Mallika and Kallimoides are collectively known as dead leaf butterflies. They have a pronounced wing apex, and the hindwing tornus is extended and forms a short tail. This shape, together with the dead-leaf colouration, complete with a "midrib", and markings which resemble patches of mould and leaf galls gives the butterfly a remarkable resemblance to an attached or fallen dead leaf.

    Species and subspecies

    Listed alphabetically:[1]

    • Doleschallia bisaltide (Cramer, [1777]) – autumn leaf
      • Doleschallia bisaltide bisaltide
      • Doleschallia bisaltide apameia Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide australis C. & R. Felder, 1867
      • Doleschallia bisaltide cethega Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide ceylonica FruhstorferSri Lanka
      • Doleschallia bisaltide continentalis Fruhstorfer, 1899
      • Doleschallia bisaltide denisi (Viette 1950)New Caledonia[2]
      • Doleschallia bisaltide gurelca Grose-Smith
      • Doleschallia bisaltide herrichi ButlerNew Hebrides
      • Doleschallia bisaltide indica Moore, 1899
      • Doleschallia bisaltide menexema Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide montrouzieri ButlerNew Hebrides
      • Doleschallia bisaltide nasica Fruhstorfer, 1907
      • Doleschallia bisaltide nigromarginata Joicey and Noakes, 1915
      • Doleschallia bisaltide philippines Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide polibete (Cramer, [1779])
      • Doleschallia bisaltide pratipa C. & R. Felder, 1860
      • Doleschallia bisaltide rennellensis Howarth
      • Doleschallia bisaltide scapus Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide sciron Godman & Salvin
      • Doleschallia bisaltide siamensis Fruhstorfer, 1912
      • Doleschallia bisaltide tenimberensis Fruhstorfer
      • Doleschallia bisaltide tualensis Fruhstorfer
    • Doleschallia browni Salvin & Godman, 1877
      • Doleschallia browni browni
      • Doleschallia browni scotina Fruhstorfer, 1912
    • Doleschallia comrii Godman & Salvin, 1878Fergusson Island
    • Doleschallia dascon Godman & Salvin, 1880New Guinea
      • Doleschallia dascon dascan
      • Doleschallia dascon dasconides Fruhstorfer, 1903New Guinea
    • Doleschallia dascylus Godman & Salvin, 1880
      • Doleschallia dascylus dascylus
      • Doleschallia dascylus anicetus Fruhstorfer, 1915
      • Doleschallia dascylus endascylus Fruhstorfer, 1903
      • Doleschallia dascylus phalinus Fruhstorfer, 1907
    • Doleschallia hexophthalmos (Gmelin, 1790)New Guinea, Moluccas
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos hexophthalmos
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos areus Fruhstorfer, 1907
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos donus Fruhstorfer, 1915
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos gaius Fruhstorfer, 1912
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos kapaurensis Fruhstorfer, 1899
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos solus Fruhstorfer, 1912
      • Doleschallia hexophthalmos varus Fruhstorfer, 1912
    • Doleschallia melana Staudinger, 1886Moluccas
    • Doleschallia nacar (Boisduval, 1832)
      • Doleschallia nacar nacar
      • Doleschallia nacar trachelus Fruhstorfer, 1907
    • Doleschallia noorna Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
      • Doleschallia noorna noorna
      • Doleschallia noorna antimia Fruhstorfer, 1912
      • Doleschallia noorna demetria Fruhstorfer, 1912
      • Doleschallia noorna fulva Joicey & Noakes, 1915
      • Doleschallia noorna lyncurion Fruhstorfer, 1912
    • Doleschallia polibete (Cramer, [1779])
      • Doleschallia polibete celebensis Fruhstorfer, 1899 – Sulawesi, Talaud, Togian, Salayar, Buton, Galla, Kalao
      • Doleschallia polibete sulaensis Fruhstorfer, 1899 – Sula
      • Doleschallia polibete maturitas Tsukada, 1985
    • Doleschallia rickardi Grose-Smith, 1890
    • Doleschallia tongana Hopkins, 1927Polynesia and Melanesia
      • Doleschallia tongana tongana
      • Doleschallia tongana vomana FruhstorferFiji

    References

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    1. ^ "Doleschallia C. & R. Felder, 1860" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
    2. ^ endemia.nc

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