Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Dark Grass Brown

Orsotriaena medus medus

Description:

Nymphalidae; Satyrinae; Orsotriaena medus medus Fabricius 1775. "The SATYRINAE, the satyrines or satyrids, commonly known as the browns, are a subfamily of the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). They are generally weak fliers and often shun bright sunlight, preferring moist and semishaded habitats. The caterpillars feed chiefly on monocotyledonous plants such as palms, grasses, and bamboos." Philippine Lepidoptera.

Habitat:

These two Dark Grass Browns were spotted at one end of a rice field which is not well drained and always retains some dampness even in the dry season. The pictures were taken about 9 or 10 weeks after the rice was harvested, but there were still some rice leaves growing in amongst other grasses and foliage on this neglected patch of rice land. This spot is also well shaded, by a nearby house and some Mango Trees. So it all adds up to a really good habitat for most Satyrines.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

John B.
Spotted by
John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 30, 2019
Submitted on May 17, 2022

Related Spottings

Medus Brown Dark Grass Brown The Dark Grass-Brown Butterfly "Nigger" / Smooth-eyed Bushbrown

Nearby Spottings

Common Three Ring Assassin Bug Common Five Ring Pear-shaped Leucauge
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team