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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Lilacine Bush Brown
Mycalesis francisca  STOLL, 1870
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe -
Mycalesis francisca Sichuan, China Tony Hoare
Introduction
Mycalesis is one of the largest Satyrine genera, comprising of 88 known species, of which 2 have yet to be given scientific names. The genus is confined to the Oriental and Australian regions.
The butterflies are instantly recognisable as a group, all being some shade of brown on both wing surfaces, and marked with a series of conspicuous ocelli, and a single straight median line across the underside of both wings. Many of the species are very similar, but can usually be distinguished from each other by close examination of the configuration of the ocelli and submarginal lines.
Mycalesis francisca occurs in north-west India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China and Japan.
Habitats
To be completed.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplants include bamboo Bambusa, and the grasses Imperata, Miscanthus, Setaria and Oplismenus ( Poaceae ).
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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