Cyrestis themire themire

Honrath 1884 - The Little Map

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

The sexes are identical.

This is a very common species, which, at various times, can almost reach plague proportions. It is primarily a forest species, but can be encountered at the forest edges. It is the smallest of the Genus to be found on the Islands.

Flight Period



35 - 45mm

Early Stages

Only partially known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 460.

Larval Foodplant

Ficus obscura (Moraceae)


Thailand and Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies from Assam to Vietnam and Sumbawa.