Orange Bushbrown

Mycalesis terminus
Mycalesis terminus
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Mycalesis terminus, the orange bushbrown, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Maluku), New Guinea and Australia (Queensland). The wingspan is about 40 mm. Adults are dark brown with a large orange patch on each forewing and an eyespot on each forewing and three on each hindwing. They suck the juice of rotting fruit but have also been recorded feeding on dew and sap. The larvae feed on various Poaceae species, including Themeda triandra, Panicum maximum, Imperata cylindrica and Oplismenus species. Young larvae feed on the leaftips of their host plant. They are brown with a faint dark dorsal line and obscure diagonal markings. Full-grown larvae reach a length of about 30 mm.

Orange Bushbrown

Mycalesis terminus

Is Orange Bushbrown 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: Nymphalidae
genus: Mycalesis