Purlisa gigantea gigantea


Distant 1881 - Giant Imperial

This magnificent species is the largest of the Theclini to be found in Thailand. It is considered primarily a montane species, and, in deed, on Samui, it is only to be found on the hilltops arround 500m.

It is a very rare species, but its size and glorious shining blue upperside makes it immediately identifiable.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

40 - 48mm

Early Stages

Unknown

Larval Foodplant

Unknown

Range

Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia