Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

Common Bushbrown Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mycalesis perseus
Family : Satyridae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Forests,bushes
Description : This butterfly has two forms: wet-season and dry-season. In the wet-season form, both male and female have dark to somewhat pale Vandyke-brown uppersides with distinctive ocelli and pale lines on the wings. The undersides have a purplish-white narrow discal band crossing the wings and bordered by sinuous purplish-white lines. The male has smaller ocelli on the upperside compared to the female.

In the dry-season form, the uppersides are similar but with smaller median ocelli. The undersides are brown, suffused with purple and darker transverse markings. Ocelli are often faint, and the male sex-mark is small and black on the underside of the forewing. Wingspan ranges from 42 to 54 mm.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, en.wikipedia.orgphoto credit & copyright: Sayed Abbasmore information please contact with us.