Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cassionympha
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
cassius
NOTES

A very common butterfly, the larvae of which feed on grass. Seldom flies very high off the ground and settles often.


AUTHORITY
(Godart, 1824)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A dark brown butterfly with yellow ringed eyespots containing two white dots. Hindwings have two yellow ringed eyespots each with a single white dot. Forewings with a large central orange patch. There is a darker brown line parallel to the wing margins
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Rainforest brown
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Commonly seen sitting on the ground along the roads and paths in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Satyrus cassius



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