Mycalesis mineus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Dark-branded Bushbrown

Subspecies in India

(1) Mycalesis mineus mineus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Chinese Dark-branded Bushbrown
(2) Mycalesis mineus polydecta (Cramer, [1777]) – Dakhan Dark-branded Bushbrown
(3) Mycalesis mineus nicobarica (Moore, [1890]) – Nicobar Dark-branded Bushbrown
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam311
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11114731313
Kerala31261211
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh13113
Maharashtra14751144
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh123
Uttarakhand11121
West Bengal5123
Total911231322191730922
Mycalesis mineus polydecta  - Poaceae (Kunte 2000). Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji K., S. Kalesh, Nitin Kawthankar and S. Bose 2022. Mycalesis mineus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Dark-branded Bushbrown. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/mycalesis-mineus, accessed 2022/12/02.