Euploea mulciber mulciber

Cramer 1777 - The Striped Blue Crow

Koh samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A relatively common species on the islands, which can not be mistaken for any of the other members of this genus. It has, by far, the brightest blue sheen on the forewings of all the Euploea.

It is generally to be found in and around forests and secondary vegetation.

Flight Period



80 - 90mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplants

Species of Nerium, Ficus and Aristolochia


Southern India through Indo-China to Southern China. Through the Malay Peninsular, Borneo, Sundaland and the Philippines. Not found on the Moluccas or further East.