Orsotriaena medus cinerea

Dark Grass Brown

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus Orsotriaena
Species: medus
Subspecies: cinerea
Common Name: Dark Grass Brown
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Nigger is dark brown and unmarked on the upperside, whilst it has two large ocelli on the underside of the forewing and three more ocelli on the underside of the hindwing. There is a distinct white stripe extending across both wings on the underside.

Habitat & Habits
The Nigger is a common butterfly in Singapore and can be found on the fringes of the nature reserves and in areas where there are grassy patches of land. It is a butterfly that can be seen flying even early in the morning on overcast days, and late into the evening.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The caterpillar is believed to feed on grasses, particularly, Lallang.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg

Orsotriaena medus cinerea

Dark Grass Brown

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus Orsotriaena
Species: medus
Subspecies: cinerea
Common Name: Dark Grass Brown
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Nigger is dark brown and unmarked on the upperside, whilst it has two large ocelli on the underside of the forewing and three more ocelli on the underside of the hindwing. There is a distinct white stripe extending across both wings on the underside.

Habitat & Habits
The Nigger is a common butterfly in Singapore and can be found on the fringes of the nature reserves and in areas where there are grassy patches of land. It is a butterfly that can be seen flying even early in the morning on overcast days, and late into the evening.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The caterpillar is believed to feed on grasses, particularly, Lallang.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg




Orsotriaena medus cinerea

Dark Grass Brown

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus Orsotriaena
Species: medus
Subspecies: cinerea
Common Name: Dark Grass Brown
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore

Description
The Nigger is dark brown and unmarked on the upperside, whilst it has two large ocelli on the underside of the forewing and three more ocelli on the underside of the hindwing. There is a distinct white stripe extending across both wings on the underside.

Habitat & Habits
The Nigger is a common butterfly in Singapore and can be found on the fringes of the nature reserves and in areas where there are grassy patches of land. It is a butterfly that can be seen flying even early in the morning on overcast days, and late into the evening.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The caterpillar is believed to feed on grasses, particularly, Lallang.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg