Faunis canens arcesilas

Common Faun

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Faunis
Species: canens
Subspecies: arcesilas
Common Name: Common Faun
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The underside of the butterfly is deep brown with dark transverse lines and a series of white spots on both wings. The upperside is orange-brown and unmarked.

Habitat & Habits
The Common Faun is a forest denizen and usually lurks close to the ground in well-shaded areas. When disturbed it springs up from underfoot but does not fly far.

The Common Faun is locally common in certain areas within the nature reserves. One can almost always see it at the new nature boardwalk located at the Lower Peirce Reservoir Nature Reserve in Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is pale green with short white hairs. It has been successfully bred here in Singapore on Caryotis mitis (Fishtail Palm).

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa

Faunis canens arcesilas

Common Faun

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Faunis
Species: canens
Subspecies: arcesilas
Common Name: Common Faun
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The underside of the butterfly is deep brown with dark transverse lines and a series of white spots on both wings. The upperside is orange-brown and unmarked.

Habitat & Habits
The Common Faun is a forest denizen and usually lurks close to the ground in well-shaded areas. When disturbed it springs up from underfoot but does not fly far.

The Common Faun is locally common in certain areas within the nature reserves. One can almost always see it at the new nature boardwalk located at the Lower Peirce Reservoir Nature Reserve in Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is pale green with short white hairs. It has been successfully bred here in Singapore on Caryotis mitis (Fishtail Palm).

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa




Faunis canens arcesilas

Common Faun

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Genus Faunis
Species: canens
Subspecies: arcesilas
Common Name: Common Faun
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The underside of the butterfly is deep brown with dark transverse lines and a series of white spots on both wings. The upperside is orange-brown and unmarked.

Habitat & Habits
The Common Faun is a forest denizen and usually lurks close to the ground in well-shaded areas. When disturbed it springs up from underfoot but does not fly far.

The Common Faun is locally common in certain areas within the nature reserves. One can almost always see it at the new nature boardwalk located at the Lower Peirce Reservoir Nature Reserve in Singapore.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
The larva is pale green with short white hairs. It has been successfully bred here in Singapore on Caryotis mitis (Fishtail Palm).

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa