Remelana jangala travana

Hewitson 1865 - The Chocolate Royal

Only recently discovered, on 16 July 2012 on the Island of Koh Pha Ngan. This appears to be a rare species in southern Thailand.

Flight Period



23 - 35mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Cratoxylum cochinchinense (Guttiferae) and Durio zibenthinus (Bombacaceae)


Peninsular Thailand south to Singapore. Other subspecies from Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar and Mainland Thailand as well as Indo-China, S. China, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines.