Euthalia aconthea gurda

Fruhstorfer 1906 - The Mango Baron

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Probably the most common species of Euthalia found on the Islands, and certainly the one most likely to be encountered, owing to its liking for Mango and Cashew Trees, which are its larval foodplant and which are commonly grown in gardens. It was, however, originally a forest species.

Flight Period



45 - 70mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Mangifera indica (Mango) and Anarcardium occidentale (Cashew) (both Anarcardiaceae) and Loranthus scurrula (Loranthaceae)


Peninsular Thailand and Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies N. E. India through N. Thailand to Indo-China, also Sri Lanka, Peninsular India, Sundaland and the Lesser Sunda Islands.