dingy bush-brown, Mycalesis perseus  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) - 5390584

dingy bush-brown
Mycalesis perseus (Fabricius, 1775)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: 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.
Image type: Field
Image location: India

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Specimen in collection: No
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Name: Arun T.P.
Country: India

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Image uploaded on Thursday, March 12, 2009
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, March 24, 2009