Miletus chinensis learchus

C & R Felder 1865 - Common Brownie

A common species, found in forests and secondary vegetation. It has a weak flight, though rarely settles. The upperside forewings have only a small white patch when compared to that of the other species found here, M. biggsii.

The sexes can be distinguished by the shape of the hindwing, the female's usually being toothed.

Flight Period



27 - 34mm

Early Stages

Not known

Larval Foodplant

The larvae of all members of this genus are carniverous, and feed primarily on aphids.


Southern Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China and Northern Malaysia.