Gangara thyrsis thyrsis


Fabricius 1775 - Giant Red-eye

This is a huge, crepscular species. It is to be found throughout the island.



Flight Period

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Wingspan

65 - 70mm.

Early Stages

Fully known. Further details available in Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, volume 2, page 683.

Larval Foodplant

Musa spp. (Musaceae), Calamus spp., and Licuala grandis (all Palmae)

Range

India, throughout Indo-China, Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan and Hainan. Other subspecies on Sri Lanka, Java and the Philippines.