Athyma nefte subrata

Moore 1858 - Colour Sergeant

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Not a common species. This has been found at all altitudes on the Island, but most frequently at higher elevations. It is most likely to be encountered at the edge of forests and near orchards. The female is dimorphic, having two named forms, the brighter f. subrata and the paler (commoner) f. neftina

Flight Period

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40 - 60mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Adenanthera pavonia (Papipionacaea), Glochidon eriocarpum and Glochidon rubrum (both Euphorbiacaea), Mussaenda flava, Mussaenda kerrii, Mussaenda phillippica and Mussaendra sanderiana (all Rubiacaea)


Peninsular Thailand and the Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies from India to South China, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and islands off the west coast of Sumatra.