Danaus genutia genutia

Cramer 1779 - The Common Tiger

Koh Samui only.

This species is seen surprisingly rarely on Samui. It is distinguished from the other Orange Tigers, by the orange hindwings, with the veins black. As with Danaus chrysippus, there is a form, found on the peninsular mainland where the hindwings are paler. This form is f. intermedius. So far, only the normal form has been seen on Samui.

It is found in secondary vegetation near forests, and is local in distribution.

Flight Period

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70 - 80mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 413.

Larval Foodplant

Raphistemma hooperianum and Raphistemma pulchelum (Asclepidaceae)


India to China and the Malay Penisular and Sumatra. Other subspecies found throughout the Indonesian archipelago, the Philippines to Australia.