Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

Malayan Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Megisba malaya
Family : Lycaenidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : All types of wildlife habitat
Description : During wet season, the upperside is brown with a white spot. In the dry season, the white spot is enlarged, bearing a large white oval patch. In the dry season, the hindwing is almos white. Underside is white with brown and black spots and a small tail on the hindwing. The abdomen and legs are easily recognizable, being stripped black and white. This species of adult flies tends to stay close to the ground, flying at low altitudes. They are commonly observed in forest glades and edges. Male flies of this species are known to visit cow dung and damp areas for mud-puddling, although they don't typically feed on carrion or old fruit, at least on Borneo and likely in other locations as well.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Bingham, C. T. (1907). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Butterflies Volume II. London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd. pp. 313–314.photo credit & copyright: Syed Abbasmore information please contact with us.