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Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown)      

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Satyrinae > Genus: Melanitis

Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown) Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown)

Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown) female, Burman Bush. [photo Steve Woodhall ]

Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown) female, St. Lucia, South Africa. [photo Johan van Rensburg ]