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Orsotriaena medus is a medium-sized butterfly with wingspan of 45 to 55 mm. The butterfly is dark brown above with a thin marginal pale border. The upper hindwing having a thin submarginal line. There are no eye-spots on the upper side of the wings.

It is native to India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, South Yunnan, Malaysia, the Indonesian archipelago, the Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain and Australia.

The larvae feed on grasses, including rice plants, sugarcanes , and para grass. They are predominantly crepuscular, but can sometimes be active during daytime.

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Nigger @ Kudige, Kushalnagar, Coorg/Kodagu, Karnataka
Nigger @ Kudige, Kushalnagar, Coorg/Kodagu, Karnataka