Cepora nerissa daphne

Moore 1879 - The Common Gull

Koh Samui only.

The rarest of the Cepora species on Samui. It has the same habits as the common Cepora nadina.

The sexes are similar, the the female has slightly darker markings. In some parts of Thailand, there are differing dry and wet season forms, with the dry form being lighter marked than the wet form. The dry form has yet to be encountered on Samui.

Flight Period

xx   x   xx         x


40 - 50mm

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 305.

Larval Foodplant

Capparis species (Capparidaeceae)


Sri Lanka, India, through the Malay Peninsular to the Lesser Sunda Islands and Sulawesi (Absent from Borneo)