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This distinctive-looking butterfly is medium-sized (wingspan: 41 to 51 mm) and has the palpi on the head formed into a beaklike projection. The forewing is squared off at the tip; on the upperside it is orange towards the base with four white spots near the tips, and on the underside is mostly orange and black with several large white spots near the tip. The hindwing is brown and orange on the upperside and mottled purplish grey beneath. When alighted on a twig with its wings closed it has a close resemblance to a dead leaf with the snout looking like a leaf stem.
Esta mariposa de porte distintivo es mediana en tamaño (su envergadura es de 41 a 51 mm) y posee los palpos en la cabeza formando una proyección semejante a un pico. Las alas delanteras son cuadranguladas en las puntas; teniendo en el área superior ventral una tonalidad naranja hacia la base con cuatro manchas blancas en los extremos. Del lado dorsal son marrones y naranjas moteadas con gris y púrpura en la zona inferior. Cuando se alinean a una rama con las alas cerradas, se asemejan a una hoja seca con el hocico pareciéndose al pecíolo de la misma.

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