Thursday, 9 October 2014

Banded Treebrown (Lethe confuse) - Sikkim Butterfly

Banded Treebrown (Lethe confuse)
Place : Sungdung, Rongli, East Sikkim
Date: October 4,  2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan




Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Arthropoda
Class:              Insecta
Order:            Lepidoptera
Family:           Nymphalidae
Genus:            Lethe
Species:           L. confusa
Binomial name: Lethe confuse (Aurivillius, 1897)

Other Names: Banded Treebrown


Special feature: It is s found mainly in Southeast Asia and in parts of South Asia.

“This species is found in forested habitats, at altitudes between about 100-1000m. Males settle on rocks or bare earth to imbibe mineralised moisture. (http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com)”.

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