Lasippa tiga siaka

Moore 1881 - The Malayan Lascar

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

The most common of a group of very similar looking butterflies, which are very difficult to correctly identify on the wing. The main identification point for this species is that, on the forewing upperside, the submarginal spot in space 3 is wider than those in 2 and 4.

It is to be found at forest edges or sunny spots within forests.

Flight Period



35 - 45mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Erycibe tomentosa (Convulvulaceae)


Assam, Burma, Western and Peninsular Thailand and Langkawi. Other subspecies throughout Sundaland (except Palawan) and Indo-China.