Faunis canens, Common Faun, Amathusiidae

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Faunis canens, Common Faun, Amathusiidae

Faunis-canens-00

Native  South East Asia    Wingspan   5-6 cm

The Common Faun is a forest denizen and usually lurks close to the ground in well-shaded areas. When disturbed it springs up from underfoot but does not fly far. The underside of the butterfly is deep brown with dark transverse lines and a series of white spots on both wings. The upperside is orange-brown and unmarked.
The larva is pale green with short white hairs.

Caterpillar feed on:   

Fishtail-Palm

Bambussa

Caryotis mitis

Bambusa

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