Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

Dark-branded Bushbrown Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mycalesis mineus
Family : Satyridae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Forests,bushes
Description : This butterfly has two forms: wet-season and dry-season. The wet-season form has a dark Vandyke brown upper side with pale lines on the wings and distinct ocelli. On the underside, there's a dusky-white discal band and ocelli surrounded by a yellowish or purplish-white line. The dry-season form is paler with faint ocelli and darker markings on the underside. The male sex-mark is larger than in M. perseus.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, www.researchgate.net/publication/287980260_A_Synoptic_Catalogue_of_the_Butterflies_of_Indiaphoto credit & copyright: Syed Abbasmore information please contact with us.