Faunis canens arcesilas

Stichel 1933 - The Common Faun

Koh samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A species of the dense forest, seen flying close to the ground along forest paths, and then disappearing into the undergrowth. The members of the Faunis family are the smallest members of the Thailand Morphinae.

Flight Period



55 - 65mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 374.

Larval Foodplant

Musa spp. (Wild Banana)


India, Indo-China, and throughout the Malay Peninsular (Further subspecies elsewhere in Sundaland)