Cupha erymanthis erymanthis

Drury 1773 - The Rustic

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

The males and females are identical. In many publications, the butterfly is known as C. e. lotis, but this name has been synonymised with the nominate subspecies.

This species is almost entirely confined to forested areas, and is very common.

Flight Period



45 - 55mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Celtis tetandra (Ulmaceae), Flacourtia indica, Flacourtia rukum (both Flacourtiaceae), Homalium tomentosum (Fagaceae) and Lepisanthes fruticosa (Sapindaceae).


N. E. India, to S. China, throughout the Malay Peninsular, Sundaland and the Philippines.