Saturday, May 9, 2009

Orsotriaena medus cineria

The Nigger










The Nigger is a common butterfly in Rejang Land, Sumatra and Singapore and can be found on the fringes of the nature reserves and in areas where there are grassy patches of land. It is a butterfly that can be seen flying even early in the morning on overcast days, and late into the evening.

The Nigger is dark brown and unmarked on the upperside, whilst it has two large ocelli on the underside of the forewing and three more ocelli on the underside of the hindwing. There is a distinct white stripe extending across both wings on the underside.

The caterpillar is believed to feed on grasses, particularly, Lallang.

Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village, Curup Town,Rejang Lebong Regency

Reference :
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/2382/nymphalidae/satyrinae/nigger.htm

1 comments:

Alegria said...

Just love butterflies, my blog where they post pictures mean more to me that the scientific side, I love them

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