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Honrath 1884 - The Common Jay

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common rapid flying species which can often be found patrolling paths and streams on the edge of forests, or puddling (taking up salts from damp ground), sometimes in large numbers.

This is the only species, out of several similar looking members of this Genus, which is to be found on Koh Samui, and can be distinguished by having a small red costal spot on the black costal bar on the underside hindwing, while the bar, itself, does not reach the black basal band.

All the species of this group are attracted to anything blue, and can easily be attracted to bright blue cloth, plastic or paint on the ground.

Flight Period



50 - 65mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Cinnamomum, Polyalthia and other Annonaceae, Mesua ferrea and Michelia sp.


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia (other subspecies found from Sri Lanka, India through Indo-China to southern Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines)