Monday, March 12, 2012

Smooth-eyed Bushbrown Butterfly (Orsotriaena medus) Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This butterfly used to has the common name of Nigger, but  now it is called as  smooth-eyed bushbrown butterfly (Orsotriaena medus) . It is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Orsotriaena


This butterfly has plain greyish brown color on the upperside of both fore wing and hindwing. At the underside of fore wing has brown color with two big ocelli. At the under side of hind wing has the same color, and marks with two big and one small ocelli. A single straight median line marks across the underside of both wings. At the terminal of wings are fullfilled with the cilia. The wingspan is about 50mm.


Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
SUperfamily : Papilionoidea
Family : Nymphalidae
Genus : Orsotriaena (Wallengren, 1858)
Species : O. medus
Binomial name : Orsotriaena medus (Fabricius, 1775)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsotriaena


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