Mycalesis perseus

Mycalesis perseus

Mycalesis perseus

(Dingy Bush-brown)

FAMILY

Nymphalidae

Species

Mycalesis perseus

Common name

Dingy Bush-brown

Main colour(s)

Brown

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 35/38 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

The four main grasses on which larvae have been recorded are: Dichanthium sericeum, Heteropogon triticeus, Megathrysus maximus and Themeda triandra. Mature larvae 30 mm long, body green with darker green line and paler ones, anal segment with pink forked projection; head reddish-brown. Adults are dark brown with weak bands on hind wing, outer margin of hind wing irregular; lower surface brown to dark brown with a number of eye spots on both fore and hind wings, bands more obvious on both wings.