Catapaecilma major emas

Fruhstorfer 1912 - The Gray Tinsel

A small species usually found in secondary vegetation and forest edges.

The male is very territorial, fighting off rivals, and regularly returning to a favoutite resting place. It is a very fast flyer.

Flight Period

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24 - 29mm

Early Stages

Not known

Larval Foodplant

Not known


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and only recently discovered (2010) in Singapore. Other subspecies ib Myanmar and Northern Thailand.