Appias olferna olferna

Swinhoe 1890 - The Striped Albatross

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common species which can be found throughout the Islands, except in dense forest, and is a regular visitor to gardens.

60 years ago, this was a rare species on the Peninsular, but in the intervening years, it has spread all the way down to Singapore.

Flight Period



45 - 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

Various species of Capparidaeceae


Sri Lanka, India through the Malay Peninsular.