Flos diardi capeta

Hewitson 1878 - Bifid Plushblue

At present, this species has only been found on Koh Pha Ngan.

It is a rare species, found at the outskirts of woodland.

Flight Period



37 - 41mm

Early Stages

Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume2, Page 607.

Larval Foodplant

In Laos, larvae have been found on Castanopsis annamensis, and were successfully bred on Quercus glauca (both Fagaceae).


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra. Other subspecies found from Assam to Myanmar and Northen Thailand.