Mycalesis perseus

Mycalesis perseus blasius Fabricius, 1798 – Common Bushbrown
Family- Nymphalidae



Camouflage on dried leaves. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 15-05-2011


Dry season form. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 28-10-2012


Dry season form. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 28-10-2012


Dry season form. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 28-10-2012


Ventral view. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 18-05-2016


Male. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 12-06-2014


Female. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 22-12-2014


Male. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 15-05-2011

Status: Very common. Habit and Habitat: Found in all types of habitats such as plain land, agriculture land, bushes, forested areas, homestead vegetation, hill areas and gardens. Flight speed medium. Cover very short distance in a single flight. When disturbed hide with in dry leaves or shade areas on bushes. Occurs in the ground level areas. Prefers shady place. High rate of seasonal polymorphism occurs among the individuals. Male and female looking similar. Usually female is larger than male and wing color pale. This species have similarities with Mycalesis mineus and Mycalesis visala. Local Distribution: Widely distributed. Range: Bangladesh and India