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Dark-brand bushbrown

Mycalesis mineus philippina


On the underside, both wings are pale brown in ground colour and have a clear-whitish post-discal band. Hindwing has seven eyespots, lowest 4 in line. The forewing has two eyespots, each with an exstra black dot.


Rice field.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dark-brand bush brown
Mycalesis mineus Linnaeus 1858 Mycalesis mineus Linnaeus 1858-Encyclopedia of Life

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Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

arne.roysland, You're welcome

arne.roysland a month ago

Thank you Võ Anh Tuấn for the suggestion.

arne.roysland a month ago

Although there are differences between Filipino subspecies and species in other countries, there is an important difference that defines this butterfly as Dark-brand bushbrown. Mycalesis mineus posterior 4 ocelli, not 3 as in Mycalesis perseus, are in a straight line.

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

Mycalesis mineus, the underside of the forewing has only two eye spots, the underside of the hind wing has three large aligned eye spots.
Mycalesis perseus, underside of the forewing has more than two eyes, the hindwing with a large eye point in the middle is indented.

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Imus, Calabarzon, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 21, 2021
Submitted on Oct 21, 2021

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