Gerosis limax dirae

de Niceville 1895 - Black and White Flat

A rare species on Samui, found in sunny forest glades, though it retreats to the shade if disturbed, resting openwinged on the underside of leaves.

Flight Period

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33 - 35mm.

Early Stages

Only partially known. Further details available in Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, volume 1, pages 532/3.

Larval Foodplant

Larvae were found on Arbus precatorius (Leguminosae) in Malaysia.


Myanmar, Thailand, West Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Other subspecies on Nias, Java and Palawan.