Ancistroides nigrita othonias

Hewitson 1878 - The Chocolate Demon

A common species which can be found both in forests and secondary vegetation. The largest of the plain brown species.

Flight Period



40 - 50mm

Early Stages

Known. For further details, see Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, volume 2, page 656.

Larval Foodplant

Curcuma comosa, Curcuma domestica, Languas galanga, Zingiber montanum, Zingiber officinale and Zingiber zerumbet (all Zingiberaceae)


Thailand, S. Myanmar, Malaysia, Sumatra and its south-western islands. Other subspecies on North-western Thailand, N-E India and N. Myanmar, Java and Phillipines,