Mycalesis perseus cepheus

Butler 1867 - Common Bushbrown

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Despite its English name, this is one of the least common of the Genus on the islands. It prefers pastureland compared to a more wooded environment.

It is the easiest of the mineus group to identify as the underside hindwing spot in space 2 (3rd up) is placed slightly out of line, inwards, to those in spaces 1b and 3.

Flight Period

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35 - 45mm.

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 348.

Larval Foodplant

Impertata arundinacea .(Gramineaea). Probably many other Gramineae as well.


Peninsular Thailand, West Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java. Other subspecies in Assam, Myanmar, the rest of Thailand and thoughout the Oriental region to Australia.