Mycalesis

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Bushbrowns
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Whiteline Bushbrown, Mycalesis malsara
Wet-season form
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Tribe: Elymniini
Subtribe: Mycalesina
Genus: Mycalesis
Hübner, 1818
Species

Numerous, see text

The bushbrowns, Mycalesis, are a genus of brush-footed butterflies. They are common in the warm regions from Central Asia to Australia, and have a high diversity in South Asia and the Wallacea.

They are notably polymorphic, with wet- and dry-season forms differing in many species, especially as regards size and number of underwing eyespots.

Mycalesis superficially resemble the species Orsotriaena medus, but can readily be identified by the number of spots.[1]

Selected species[edit]

Dingy Bushbrown (Mycalesis perseus), dry-season form

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Hoskins. "Butterflies of Thailand, Malaysia & Borneo: Nigger, Orsotriaena medus FABRICIUS, 1775". Learn about Butterflies: the complete guide to the world of butterflies and moths. Retrieved November 30, 2011.