Chersonesia rahria rahria

Moore 1857 - The Wavy Maplet

Koh Samui only.

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

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.

Flight Period

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30 - 40mm

Early Stages

Only partially known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 412.

Larval Foodplant

Ficus racemosa (Moraceae)


Peninsular Thailand & Sundaland. Other subspecies on Sulawesi and Sula Islands.