Common Redeye

Matapa aria
Matapa aria
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Matapa aria, the common redeye, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae found in India and Southeast Asia.

Common Redeye

Matapa aria

Is Common Redeye harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Hesperiidae
genus: Matapa


Male and female chocolate brown. Male. Upperside, pale brown; forewing with a short impressed comma-like grey streak obliquely beneath the cell. Cilia yellowish white. Underside bright ferruginous brown. Palpi ferruginous brown. Female. Upperside dark chocolate brown without the impressed streak; cilia of hindwing pale orange yellow. Underside bright ferruginous brown. The larvae feed on Bambusa striata, Ochlandra travancorica and Ochlandra scriptoria.