Sunday, December 27, 2015

Common Redeye Butterfly or Matapa Aria


Common Redeye Butterfly or Matapa Aria

Founded In: Paruthumpara, Idukki Dist, Kerala, India. | Date: 24/12/2015
Camera Nikon D800e / Lens Nikon 105 mm f 2.8G 

Matapa aria, commonly known as the Common Redeye, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Male and female chocolate brown. Male. Upperside, pale brown ; forewing with a short impressed comma-like grey streak obliquely beneath the cell. Cilia yellowish white. Underside bright ferruginous brown. Palpi ferruginous brown. Female. Upperside dark chocolate brown without the impressed streak; cilia of hindwing pale orange yellow. Underside bright ferruginous brown. The larvae feed on Bambusa striata, Ochlandra travancorica and Ochlandra scriptoriawiki/Matapa_aria

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