From Bingham, C. T. (1905) Fauna of British India. Butterflies Vol. 1
Resembles M. adolphei Guer.
- Upperside; fore wing— median ocellus very much larger, encircled with a much broader ring of rich orange-red, which is conspicuously broad anteriorly and produced upwards towards the costa; ground-colour beyond apex of cell, and of the whole apex and termen broadly, not uniform with that at the base of the wing, but much darker; the preupieal ocellus inconspicuous. Underside dark ochraceous red or brown, the dark basal portion of both fore and hind wing bordered outwardly by a yellowish band sharply defined on the inner side, diffuse outwardly; median ocellus on fore and subtotal ocellus on hind wing proportionately larger than in M. adolphei. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in M. adolphei. Male sex-mark in form 2, but the patch of specialized scales on the underside of the fore wing very small and inconspicuous against the nacreous background, which is very dark; the pencil of hair over the specialized scales on the hind wing very small
- Expanse: 51-60 mm
- Habitat: S. India; Cochin ; Travancore.