Melanitis leda: Common Evening Brown Butterfly

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The Common Evening Brown [Melanitis leda] is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in AfricaAfrica, South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia.

The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of grasses including rice and millets.  Adults feed mainly on nectar, and in rare cases visit rotting fruits.

Photo: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160228]

Source: Wikipedia


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