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common evening brown

Melanitis leda


dry season : apex obtuse and more or less falcate; termen posterior to falcation straight or sinuous. Upperside: ground-colour similar to that in the wet-season form, the markings, especially the ferruginous lunules inwardly bordering the black sub-apical spots on fore wing, larger, more extended below and above the black costa. Hind wing : the ocellus in interspace 2 absent, posteriorly replaced by three or four minute white subterminal spots.Underside varies in colour greatly. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen in both seasonal forms brown or greyish brown: the antennae annulated with white, ochraceous at apex


Nocturnal in forests and tree groves


It is the most common butterfly of the Nymphalidae family in India

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Chennai City Corporation Limits, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Sep 8, 2014
Submitted on Sep 8, 2014

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