Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

Rustic Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cupha erymanthis
Family : Nymphalidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : All types of wildlife habitat
Description : The Rustic is an orange-brown butterfly. The upperside of its forewing has a black apical area and a bright yellow median zone. A few black spots and streaks are seen on the upperside of the forewing and hindwing. the underside of the wings is a mixture of white and pale brown color that contains some semi-circular markings and black round spots. This butterfly has ochraceous brown antennae, head, thorax, and abdomen. On the underside, the palpi, thorax, and abdomen are very pale ochraceous white. Adult butterflies sometimes visit carrion to drink fluids, and they show a preference for carcasses that are exposed to sunlight rather than those in the shade.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Bingham, C.T.1905.Fauna of British India. Butterflies Vol. 1;photo credit & copyright: Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh.more information please contact with us.