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Common evening brown

Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description:

Length: ~1.5cm Season : Winter season Time : 11:35pm 11Dec2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : Adult

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Brian38
Brian38 5 months ago
Common evening brown
Melanitis leda Melanitis leda - Wikipedia


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3 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Brian38, yes it seems that rugged area is formed in an attack. It is clear now. :) Thank you!

Brian38
Brian38 5 months ago

That is interesting. It's also really hard to say what has happened. There is probably some aging "tattering" happening. It's also possible something took a bite at it thinking the eyespots were actually eyes.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Brian38, Thank you for the suggestion. Just one clarification : Hind wing inner margin is cut across the eye spots (aka ocelli). Is this cut natural or accidental? I never observed hind wing natural design across ocelli. So, I believe, somehow it's wings are torn and that cutting made it look like the natural. :)

m.prasad.369
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m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 11, 2021
Submitted on Dec 12, 2021

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