Mycalesis mineus macromalayana

Fruhstorfer 1911 - The Dark-Branded Bushbrown

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common species on the Islands. Primarily distinguished by having the inner white submarginal line bordering the ocelli on the hindwing being more severely intented than any other member of the sub-group.

Flight Period



40- 45mm.

Early Stages

Partially known.

Larval Foodplant

Pogonatherum crinitum and Thysanolaena maxima (both Gramineae)


Peninsular Thailand, West Malaysia and Sumatra. Other subspecis in Sri Lanka, Peninsular India, the Nicobars and Taiwan.