Bibasis sena uniformis

Elwes & Edwards 1897 - The Orange-tailed Awl

Suprisingly rare on Samui, only having been positively identified once.

It is to be found in forest environments, most often in the early morning or evening.

Flight Period



40 - 50mm

Early Stages

Known. For ruther details, see Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, volume 2, page 628.

Larval Foodplant

Combretum latifolium (Combretaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, S. Myanmar, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Other subspecies found in Northern Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, the Andaman Islands and Hainan.