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Common Evening Brown

Melanitis leda (Dry Season Form)

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DArk Evening Brown
Melanitis leda (Dry Season Form)


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10 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Luis Stevens and Tom15 for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks rams4d for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks LennyWorthington for the detailed work on it.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Jatishwor for the ID and all the research on this beauty. Thanks also for making it favourite.

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 6 years ago

There is one subspecies of Common Evening Brown in India

Melanitis leda leda Linnaeus, 1758 – Oriental Common Evening Brown

There 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 Brown
Melanitis leda (Dry Season Form)

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 6 years ago

Melanitis sp.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

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.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Lovely. Looks a bit like crumpled brown paper, do you know an approximate size of this butterfly?

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 3, 2013
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014

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