Common Mellana

Wing span:

Identification: The body and wings are dark brown on the upperside and orange-brown on the underside, with light brown fringe. The forewings have a central orange band starting from the subapex and extending to the dorsum, and orange costa. The hindwings have a central orange patch on the upperside. On the underside, the dorsum and area above it on the forewings, and the cell above the dorsum on the hindwings are brown. 




Larval food plant:

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ageratum and Lantana

Reported from: Georgetown & Non Pareil (Region 4), Kaieteur (Region 8)