Cepora nadina nadina

Lucas 1852 - The Lesser Gull

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

This is, by far, the commonest of the Cepora species. It is to be regularly seen in secondary vegetation at the edge of woodland, and also loves to puddle at roadside seepages and the edges of streams.

Flight Period



45 - 55mm

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 381.

Larval Foodplant

Capparis species (Capparidaeceae)


Sri Lanka, India to Indo-China, through the Malay Peninsular to Sumatra.