Caltoris tulsi tulsi


de Niceville 1884 - The Purple Swift

Samui only.

It can be distinguished by being the only member of the genus that has a whitish wash basally on the hindwing underside. It can be found at forest edges in the hills.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

35 - 38mm.

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known

Range

Thailand, NE India, Myanmar, S. China, Peninsular Malaysia. Other subspecies in Sumatra, Java and Borneo.