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Melanitis leda Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Melanitis leda


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae tribe Melanitini genus Melanitis → species Melanitis leda

Species name(s)

Melanitis leda Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio leda Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio solandra Fabricius, 1775 = taitensis (Felder, 1862) = bernardi = Melanitis leda solandra = Cyllo helena Plötz, 1880 = Cyllo helena Westwood, [1851 = Cyllo obsoleta Felder, 1867.

Common Evening Brown.



This species marks on the maps: 3.

Zoogeographical regions

Ethiopic, Indo-Malayan.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Melanitis leda

Detailed information with references

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Apluda mutica, Oryza sativa, Saccarum officnarum and Stenotaphrum secundatum. [9].

Subspecies of Melanitis leda


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Anna Gerasimova.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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