Tirumala septentrionis septentrionis


Butler 1874 - The Dark Blue Tiger

Koh samui only.

A large species, much darker than any of the other Tigers. Not uncommon on Samui, it can be found arround forested areas, and sometimes visits gardens to feed on Lantana flowers.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

80 - 90mm

Early Stages

Known, but not pictured

Larval Foodplant

Diploclisia glaucescens (Menispermaceae), Melanorrhoea usitata (Anacardiaceae) and Cocculus laurifolius (Menispermaceae)

Range

Sri Lanka, India to Taiwan, and throughout the Malay Peninsular.