Chersonesia peraka peraka

Distant 1884 - The Rounded Maplet

Koh Samui only.

This is the smallest of the Chersonesia species to be found on the Island. It is the only species lacking a 'tooth' on the hind wing, and also is the only species with a double discal band.

This is the rarest of the Genus found on Samui, and is only to be found in deep forest, where it flies weakly amongst the dappled shade.

Flight Period

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30 - 40mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Ficus aurantiaceae (Moraceae)


S. Burma, Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Sundaland.