Afrikaans name: Reënwoud-bosbruintjie
The Rainforest Brown is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of 3.5 to 4 cm. Females are slightly larger than males.
The Rainforest Brown may be seen at any time of the year but is most common between September to May.
Despite its name referring to rain forests it may be found in a variety of habitats from forest edges to grasslands.
References and further readingWhats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 1173
Pocket Guide - Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths - Published: 2015 - Page: 125
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 374
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 68
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 62
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 19
Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 133
Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Published: 2005 - Page: 26