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Bush brown

Mycalesis perseoides perseoides


I found this butterfly perching on one of these plants. I think it was maybe an inch long and had a wingspan of perhaps half that much-- I wasn't able to get very close, however, because after I took this picture, it was startled by me and flew away.


Secondary rainforest in Singapore


Unfortunately, I was only able to take one picture of this butterfly before I scared it away.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 7 years ago

This a bush brown butterfly, family Nymphalidae, genus Mycalesis. Among others, the eye spots on the Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) are quite different, and this moth is not found anywhere near Singapore. Most species are not found worldwide; the geographic distribution of species can be checked out with resources such as Wikepedia, or Encyclopedia of Life:

Singapore American School
Spotted by a stud ent at Singapore American School


Spotted on Mar 12, 2015
Submitted on Mar 15, 2015

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