Melantis leda(TwilightBrown ,Evening Brown)Subfamily Satyrinae(Family Nymphalidae) Brown’s


Melanitis leda(Twilight Brown Evening Brown

Very large 60 mm upperside of it’s wings . Orange near the apex of the fore wings . When rainy season begins it got eyespots on it’s hind wings . Will find this interesting Evening Brown hiding among dead leaves and trees in the daytime flies around at dusk . If disturbed will fly a great distance before settling again under a tree. Larvae feed on Cynogon. I spotted this one in my garden in Witrivier South Africa.

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