Neptis harita harita

Moore 1875 - The Dingiest Sailor

Koh Samui only.

Sexes similar.

This is a common species, regularly found at forest edges. The reduced pale markings on the wings, compared to all the other member of this Genus so far found on Samui, make it easy to identify it in the wild. However, the discovery of the closely related N. ormeroda on Koh Pha Ngan suggests that this latter species may be present on Samui as well. N. harita is distinguished by, on the hindwing, having the submarginal bands more like a chain.

Flight Period



40 - 55mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Dendrocnide stimulans (Urticaceae)


N. E. India to W. and Peninsular Thailand and Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies in Central and Eastern Thailand and Indo-China.