Bindahara phocides phocides

Fabricius 1793 - The Plane

A rare species, which usually stays up in the tree canopy, particularly the female. The male is distinguishable by being the only butterfy with yellow tails.

It is usually found at forest edges on in clearings.

Flight Period

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27 - 33mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume 1, Page 458.

Larval Foodplant

Salacia chinensis (Celastraceae)


Sikkim to Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Andaman Islands.