Taenacia pelea pelea

Fabricius 1787 - The Malay Viscount

Koh Samui only.

Not commonly seen. This forest species can be identified by having two full rows of submarginal white spts on the forewing, like T. palguna, but the hindwing markings are not so extensive..

Flight Period

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50 - 70mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Ardisia colorata (Myrsinaceae), Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae)


S. Burma, peninsular Thailand and Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies throughout Sundaland.