Butterflies of the
Long-brand Bush Brown
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - MYCALESINA
wet season form, Manas, Assam, India©
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. They 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
Mycalesis visala is found in India, Sri
Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and peninsular Malaysia.
species is found in rainforest and deciduous forest at elevations
between about 0-800m.
To be completed.
adults fly in glades and along trails favouring spots where dappled
sunlight penetrates to ground level. They fly infrequently and keep
low to the ground.
visala dry season
form, Chilapata, West Bengal, India©