Lebadea martha malayana


Fruhstorfer 1902 The Knight

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A very common forest species. The male is highly territorial, and will chase any other butterfly that flies too close, before returning to its favourite perch.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

45 - 60mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Ziziphus attopoensis (Rhamnaceae)

Range

Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia. Other subspecies in N. E. India, N. Thailand and Indo-China, Sundaland including Palawan.