Euploea eunice leucogonis

Butler 1879 - The Blue-Branded King Crow

Koh Samui only.

A rare species, only seen once so far on Samui. One of the larger of the 'Blue' Crows. It's normal habitat is the forested hills, and it is known to be erratic in appearance, being abundant in a locality for a couple of months and then disappearing for a couple of years. No reason is known for this behaviour.

Flight Period



65 - 85mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 319.

Larval Foodplant

Various species of Ficus (Moraceae).


Indo-China, through the Peninsular through the Archipelago to the Lesser Sunda Islands. Also the Philippines and Taiwan.