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Common Evening Brown (Wet-Season Form)

Melanitis leda


This is a Common Evening Brown that i found on the wall of my house. This one is in wet-season form. The upperside is dark brown with a black subapical patch bearing two white spots and inwardly shaded with orange brown. The very variable underside is buff or grey, with fine dark brown striations. A submarginal row of yellow-ringed ocelli are usually found in the typical example. The variations in the undersides seem to be related to the wet and dry seasons in the region. The wingspan of this butterfly is about 40 mm.


- Spotted on the wall of my house. Usually, it can be found around the garden and bushes at dawn and shortly before dusk.


- This butterfly is from the Nymphalidae family. Thanks to Nuwan Chathuranga for the ID.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Nymphalidae
* Genus: Melanitis
* Species: M. leda

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1 Comment

Lanzz 6 years ago

Thanks Nuwan for the ID...

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Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2014
Submitted on Jun 18, 2014

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