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Nymphalidae; Satyrinae; Mycalesis frederici Aoki & Uemura, 1982. Mycalesis, the bushbrowns, are a genus of brush-footed butterflies. They are common in the warm regions from Central Asia to Australia, and have a high diversity in South Asia and the Wallacea. They are notably polymorphic, with wet- and dry-season forms differing in many species, especially as regards size and number of underwing eyespots.Mycalesis superficially resemble the species Orsotriaena medus, but can readily be identified by the number of spots. Wikipedia.
This Bushbrown was spotted on foliage in a patch of uncultivated land next to a farm house in the middle of some rice fields. The rice seedlings had been planted approximately two weeks earlier and the crop was entering a period of rapid growth and beginning to attract a wide range of insects.
The butterfly was rather skittish and flew of very quickly, giving me time for only one picture.