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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Lethe

Lethe drypetis (Hewitson, 1863) – Two-eyed Treebrown

Subspecies in India:

(1) Lethe drypetis todara Moore, 1881 – Dakhan Two-eyed Treebrown
This is also known as the Tamil Treebrown.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Bambusa bambos (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) Bambusa vulgaris (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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Lethe

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H. 2021. Lethe drypetis (Hewitson, 1863) – Two-eyed Treebrown. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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