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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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

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

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Mycalesis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., S. Kalesh, Nitin Kawthankar and S. Bose. 2021. Mycalesis mineus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Dark-branded Bushbrown. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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