Species: M. leda
Binomial name: Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Names: Common evening brown
Special feature: It is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk.
Colonel C. T. Bingham wrote of the genus in 1878;-
The Melanitis was there among dead leaves, its wings folded and looking for all the world a dead, dry leaf itself. With regard to Melanitis, I have not seen it recorded anywhere that the species of this genus when disturbed fly a little way, drop suddenly into the undergrowth with closed wings, and invariably lie a little askew and slanting, which still more increases their likeness to a dead leaf casually fallen to the ground. (Wikipedia)