Athyma perius perius

Linnaeus 1758 - The Common Sargeant

Koh Samui only.

This species can be easily identified by having the forewing cell stripe divided into four, and there are black spots on the underside only of the hindwing submarginal stripe. It is usually found periodically at forest edges and secondary growth, but oddly, has also been found in an area of mangrove on the island in some numbers.

Flight Period

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45 - 55mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 481.

Larval Foodplant

Various Glochidium species (Euphorbiaceae)


India to S. China, through the Malay Peninsular to the Lesser Sunda Islands.