Cheritra freja freja

Fabricius 1793 - Common Imperial

A common species, and the most likely of the long-tailed species to be seen. It is found in forests, at their edges and in secondary vegetation.

Flight Period



30 - 42mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Litchi chinensis (Sapindaceae), Macadamia integrifolia (Proteaceae), Polyalthia viridis (Annonoceae), Saraca indica (Caesalpiniaceae) and Xylia xylocarpa (Mimosaceae)


Northern Peninsular Malaysia, Peninsular Thailand and the Mergui Islands. Other subspecies in Southern Malaysia, also Northern India, Myanmar, Northern Thailand, Loas, Vietnam, Sumatra, Java and Bali.