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Melanitis leda (Dry Season Form)
Thanks Luis Stevens and Tom15 for making it favourite.
Thanks rams4d for making it favourite.
Thanks LennyWorthington for the detailed work on it.
Thanks Jatishwor for the ID and all the research on this beauty. Thanks also for making it favourite.
There is one subspecies of Common Evening Brown in IndiaMelanitis leda leda Linnaeus, 1758 – Oriental Common Evening BrownThere are four subspecies of Dark Evening Brown Melanitis phedima in India(1) Melanitis phedima varaha Moore, 1857 – Sahyadri Dark Evening Brown(2) Melanitis phedima bethami de Nicéville, 1887 – Satpuda Dark Evening Brown(3) Melanitis phedima bela Moore, 1857 – Bengal Dark Evening Brown(4) Melanitis phedima ganapati Fruhstorfer, 1908 – Myanmarese Dark Evening Brown
Not Dark its Common Evening Brown...
DArk Evening BrownMelanitis leda (Dry Season Form)
Thanks kd for the comment and making it favourite. It's actually a large bush brown, height's about 55mm, i.e. over 2 inches! Small size upload was due to a mistake made on the mobile memory.
Lovely. Looks a bit like crumpled brown paper, do you know an approximate size of this butterfly?
Spotted on Nov 3, 2013 Submitted on Jan 11, 2014