Simiskina phalena phalena

Hewitson 1874 - The Broad-banded Brilliant

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

First seen on Samui in August 2007 by Masashi Maruyama, this is a very rare species. Seen for the first time on Koh Phan Ngan on 13 August 2014.

This is a species of forests, but can be seen at their edges and in clearings.

Flight Period



28 - 30mm.

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known.


S. Myanmar, Peninsular Thailand and West Malaysia. Other subspecies found in India, N. Thailand to S. Vietnam.