From time to time the adults will visit flowers but they seem to prefer sap and rotting fruits as their primary food source.
The origin of the genus Doleschallia and the specie bisaltide is currently unknown.
The Autumn Leaf is primarly found in tropical forests and often visit openings along and around those forested areas.
After mating the female lays her eggs individually on the host plant leaves. The caterpillar emerges from the egg, it finds a hiding place and only comes out at night to feed on the host plant. When it comes time for the caterpillar to form its chrysalis it leaves the host plant to find a sheltered location away from the host plant.
In the north of their range it is possible to find adults year round while in the southern parts they are primarily found September-June with the highest populations in both areas at the end of the rainy season.
Whether it is the leaf like shape of the Autumn Leaf when it closes its wings, the color and pattern of the underside which resembles that of a dead leaf or the rapid erratic flight, the Autumn Leaf Butterfly can almost instantly disappear in its surroundings as soon as it lands.