Cyrestis thyodamas thyodamas

Doyére - The Common Map

Koh Samui only.

Despite its English name, this magnificent species is the rarest of the Cyrestis family found on Koh Samui. It is approaching the southernmost part of its range. It is also the largest of the Genus found on the Islands.

It is most frequently found at the edges of forests.

Flight Period

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40 - 50mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 461.

Larval Foodplant

Various Ficus sp. (Moraceae)


N. India to S. China and Thailand. Other subspecies on peninsular India, Central China and Taiwan.