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Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Evening Brown

Subspecies in India:

(1) Melanitis leda leda (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Common Evening Brown

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Apluda (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bambusa (Robinson et al. 2010), Brachiaria mutica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Coix lacryma-jobi (Dhara Thakkar: BOI-eb644, eb646), Cyrtococcum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Digitaria (Robinson et al. 2010), Eleusine (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Oplismenus compositus (Kunte 2006), Oryza (Robinson et al. 2010), Oryza sativa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Panicum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Panicum repens (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum glaucum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum purpureum (Robinson et al. 2010), Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Saccharum officinarum (Robinson et al. 2010), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Zea mays (Robinson et al. 2010) (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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K.,  A. Soman & T.  Karmakar. 2020. Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Evening Brown. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.88. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/503/Melanitis-leda
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