Lasippa heliodore heliodore

Fabricius 1787 - The Burmese Lascar

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

The infrequent records of this species may well be due to its similarity to several other species. This is a butterfly of forests and forest edges. It is a very skittish butterfly, rarely settling, and only then for short periods, making identification even harder in the field.

Flight Period

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35 - 45mm

Early Stages

Fully known.

Larval Foodplant

Pternandra echinata (Melastomataceae)


S. Burma and Peninsular Thailand. Other subspecies in Mainland Malaysia and Sundaland, including Palawan.