New Delhi: Social media forums have been flooded with videos of cats and dogs. Now, a video of a rare insect that looked like a dried leaf on the floor has stunned netizens.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw tweeted the video that has gone viral with over one lakh views so far.
As seen in the clip, a dry leaf was spotted on the ground but after a person tapped on it lightly, and pulled it, it turned into a beautiful black butterfly and flew away.
The video has caught the attention of netizens who could not stop themselves from reacting to nature's wonderful creation. “Natural camouflage - a survival mechanism,” Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said in the caption of his post. Since being shared on Twitter, the video has garnered more than 121k views and several reactions.
In order to explain the phenomenon, Twitter user @praveenkalikeri said, “It's Indian Oakleaf Butterfly (Kallima inachus). It is one of the contenders for national butterfly status; other being — Krishna Peacock and Indian Jezebel. It is also commonly known as ‘dead leaf’. It also changes its colour on the basis of seasons!” Another user commented, "It's amazing. WORLD has hidden a lot in itself." Another individual commented, "Wow! Wonders of Nature! Rare reality, seen rarer, captured rarest!". Several others marvelled at the scenario and said, “Wow, that's the beauty of nature.” Another comment reads, “Wow. That's the beauty of nature.”