Loxura atymnus atymnus

Stoll 1780 - The Yamfly

A common species of secondary vegetation, unmistakeable on Samui.

The sexes are similer.

Flight Period



25 - 35mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Dioscorea hispida, Dioscorea pentaphylla (both Dioscoreaceae), Smilax corbularia and Smilax perfoliata (both Smilacaceae)


Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar and Thailand through to the northern half of the peninsular. Other subspecies in the Southern Peninsular, Malaysia and Singapore.