Hasora badra badra

Moore 1858 - Common Awl

An uncommon species on Samui. Like all members of this genus, it is crepuscular by nature. It is usually to be found in or near forests.

Flight Period



40 - 47mm.

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Derris elliptica, Derris trifoliate, Millettia brandisiana and Millettia pachycarpa (all Papilionaceae)


India, through Indo-China and the Malay Peninsular to China, Lesser Sunda Islands and Palawan. Another subspecies on Sri Lanka.