Phalanta phalantha phalantha

Drury 1773 - The Common Leopard

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Sexes alike.

A common species found in secondary vegetation, and also occasionally visits gardens to feed on Lantana flowers.

Flight Period



50 - 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

Flavicourtia indica (Flavicourtiaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Salix tetrasperma, Salix babylonica (both Salicaceae)


Africa, Australia and throughout the Oriental region.