Cephrenes acalle niasicus

A very common species which can be found everywhere on the island. It is especially fond of visiting gardens should they have lantana plants.

It is easily mistaken for Telicota species, but the male does not have any secondary sexual characterics, whilst the Telicota species have a prominent discal stigma on the forewing.

Flight Period



38 - 45mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Cocos nucifera and Calamus sp. (both Palmae), and probably many othe members of this family.


Peninsular Thailand, West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and its offshore islands and Java. Other subspecies to be found in the rest of Thailand, NE India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Borneo, Sulawesi and The Philippines.