Discophora sondaica despoliata

Stichel 1902 - The Common Duffer

Koh Samui only.

The only member of this drab family so far found on Samui. It is not rare during its short flight period.

Primarily a species of the deep forest, it has, on occasions been taken in nearby gardens. It is usually found near clumps of its favourite larval foodplant, Bamboo.

Flight Period



65 - 80mm

Early Stages

More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 440. Discophora sondaica despoliata - Pupa

Larval Foodplant

Bambusa sp (Bamboo) but also Coconut and Sugar Cane.


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia (Other subspecies from Nepal, Sikkim and Northern Thailand)