Iraota rochana masashimaruyamai


K. Saito 2013 - Scarce Silverstreak

A not uncommon species found in secondary vegetation. It is usually to be encountered when feeding on the fruits of the Singapore Rhododendron, which is a common wayside plant.

Until 2013, this species was considered to be the same as that found throughout Thailand and Malaysia. However, K. Saito showed that there were actually 3 subspecies present. The subspecies here is endemic to Samui and Koh Phan Ngan, not yet found on the Mainland.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

32 - 36mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Ficus benjamina (Moraceae)

Range

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan only. Other subspecies found from Assam to Myanmar, Mainland Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos.