Did you know that India recently elected a National Butterfly? India has about 1500 species of butterflies. Some Indian states have even named their own State butterflies, but this is the first time a National butterfly was named. With over 60,000 votes, it was a landslide victory for the Orange Oakleaf butterfly (Kallima Inachus). When pursued by its predators, this butterfly closes its wings and looks exactly like a dry dead leaf, virtually impossible to detect. In full flight, it’s a resplendent orange, black and radiant blue.