Image Number: 5390584

This is a medium sized, brown, inconspicuous butterfly. There is an eye spot on the upperside of each forewing at the outer margin. The underside varies with the seasonal forms. The wet season form has a white line running from the leading margin of the forewing to the tornus of the hind wing. A series of eye spots is enclosed in the area between this line and the wing margin. The female and the male look identical in coloration and markings, but the later has small, black, hairy brands in the region of overlap between the hind and forewings.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Tribe: Elyamniini
Genus: Mycalesis
Subject: Mycalesis perseus (Fabricius, 1775)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Image last updated:
Tuesday, March 24, 2009