Cirrochroa emlea emalea

Guerin-Menevill 1843- The Malay Yeoman

Koh Samui only.

This species was first found on Samui on 15 January 2013, although it is common on the mainland. It can be found around the edges of woodland.

This species is known for its migratory tendancies, though it is doubtful that this is the cause for its sudden appearance on the Island. It is possible that it may have been overlooked owing to its similarity to the very common C. tyche.

Flight Period



55 - 65mm.

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known.


Peninsular Thailand and the Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies found throughout Sundaland with the exception of Palawan.