Miletus biggsii biggsii


Distant 1884 - The Biggs's Brownie

The smaller of the two Miletus species so far found on the Islands. This can be distinguished by the large white patch on the upperside forewing. Unfortunately, it always rests with its wings closed!

It is a forest species with a weak flight, though it rarely rests. It is rare on the Islands, so far, only seen once, high up in the hills, though it is known elswhere from sea level.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

24 - 32mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume2, Page 548.

Larval Foodplant

The larvae are carniverous, feeding Aphids.

Range

Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo.