Hypolycaena erylus teatus

Fruhstorfer 1912 - Common Tit

A common species found throughout the island except in thick forest.

Flight Period

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27 - 32mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Senna alata (Caesalpiniaceae), Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae), Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (both Lauraceae), Dimocarpus longan (Sapindaceae), Sandoricum indicum (Meliaceae) and Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Many other subspecies found From Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Vietnam and Northern Thailand, through to New Guinea.