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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Orsotriaena

Orsotriaena medus Fabricius, 1775 – Medus Brown

Subspecies in India:

(1) Orsotriaena medus medus Fabricius, 1775 – Oriental Medus Brown
(2) Orsotriaena medus mandata Moore, 1857 – Sahyadri Medus Brown
(3) Orsotriaena medus nicobarica Evans, 1932 – Nicobar Medus Brown
This species has been popularly known by the English name, the Nigger, since 1932 but this name is socially no longer acceptable. Recently, three other alternative names have been suggested for it: Junglebrown (Smith 1989), Dusky Bush-brown and Smooth-eyed Bush-brown (Braby 1997, 2010).

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult butterfly photographs that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Paschimbanga
Tamil Nadu
All states
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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and K. Kunte. 2014. Orsotriaena medus Fabricius, 1775 – Medus Brown. Kunte, K., P. Roy, S. Kalesh and U. Kodandaramaiah (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.10. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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