Badamia exclamationis

Fabricius 1775 - The Brown Awl

A rare forest species, distinguished by the long narrow forewing. It will usually only be encountered by accidentally disturbing the species when resting.

Flight Period



48 - 56mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Terminalia calamansanai and Terminalia bellirica (both Combretaceae)


A very wide range, encompassing all of the Oriental Region to the South Pacific Islands.