Bicyclus ena

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Bicyclus ena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Elymniini
Genus: Bicyclus
Species: B. ena
Binomial name
Bicyclus ena
(Hewitson, 1877)
  • Mycalesis ena Hewitson, 1877
  • Mycalesis ena f. kigonserae Aurivillius, 1925

Bicyclus ena, the grizzled bush brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from KwaZulu-Natal to Swaziland, Mpumalanga, from Zimbabwe to Kenya and in Uganda.[1]

The wingspan is 38–42 mm for males and 43–48 mm for females. There are two extended generations per year. The wet-season form is on wing in spring and summer and the dry-season form in autumn and winter.[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species.


  1. ^ "Bicyclus Kirby, 1871" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.