Melanitis leda

Melanitis leda leda Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Evening Brown
Family- Nymphalidae



Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 06-01-2015


Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 19-05-2014


Ventral view. It was attracted by light and shot in home at night. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 07-10-2014

Status: Very common. Habit and Habitat: Found in all types of habitat from grass land, cultivated land, bushes, homestead gardens, plain land forest to hill forests. In the day time it is hide with in dry leaves, which is difficult to identify. Become active before evening. Often seen come home attracted by light. Fond of rotten fruit and tree exudates. Local Distribution: Widely distributed. Range: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Andamans, Nicobars, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Formosa, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and Philippines.