Taenacia julii xiphiones

Butler 1869 - The Common Earl

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common species found in forests. The male is easily identified by having the blue band of the upperside hindwing not extending onto the forewing.

Flight Period



50 - 75mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 428.

Larval Foodplant

Aesandra butyracea (Sapotaceae)


Western and Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia. Other subspecies in the rest of Thailand and from N. E. India to Indo-China and Hainan.