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Evening Brown

Melanitis leda


A medium sized brown butterfly that landed in the shade under some bushes. Melanitis leda, the common evening brown, is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. If disturbed during the day, they fly for a few meters, close to the ground, then rest again amongst dry leaves. They are alomost impossible to see unless disturbed.


Seen along a path running beside a river in an area with a mix of mangroves, rainforest & open grassland.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 16, 2014
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014

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