Kanisca canace canace


Linnaeus 1763 - The Blue Admiral

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Sexes alike.

An unmistakable species, commonly found in secondary vegetation. It has an odd habit in that it likes to rest on cemented roads.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

55 - 65mm

Early Stages

Only partially known.

Larval Foodplant

Smilax

Range

N.E. India, Thailand to China. Other subspecies from Sri Lanka, peninsular India, Southern Thailand, Sundaland, the Philippines and S. Japan.