Hasora chromus chromus

Cramer 1780 - Common Banded Awl

Moderately rare species on Samui, found in or arround forests.

Flight Period

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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

(all Leguminosae), Rourea (Santaloides) sp. (Connaraceae), Heynea taminatus (Meliaceae) and Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae)


Sri Lanka, through India, Indo-China all the way to China and Australia. Other subspecies in Taiwan, Riu Kiu Is., Fiji and the New Hebrides.