Parantica aglea melanoides

Moore 1883 - The Glassy Tiger

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common species, regularly seen feeding on Lantana bushes. Found throughout the islands in all habitats.

Flight Period



60 - 75mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 396.

Larval Foodplant

Tylophora indica (Asclepiadaceae)


N.E. India Burma, Thailand and Indo-China. Only rarely seen in the far North of mainland Malaysia.