Chersonesia intermedia intermedia


Martin 1895 - The Intermediate Maplet

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common forest species. This is easily mistaken for the almost equally common C. rahria, but can be distinguished by having only one small dark subapical spot, whereas the latter has two.

It is a weak flyer. Typical of the Genus, when it rests, it keeps its wings open making it very difficult to photograph the undersides.

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Wingspan

28 - 33mm

Early Stages

Chersonesia intermedia intermedia - Male

Not fully known, but likely to be very similar to C. rahria

Larval Foodplant

Ficus racemosa (Moraceae) has been recorded

Range

Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Other subspecies in N. E. India to Vietnam, including N. Thailand.