Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe

Fruhstorfer 1910 - The Great Orange Tip

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

This is the largest of all Pieridae in Asia, and quite unmistakeable, even on the wing. This species is found throughout most of South-East Asia and there are many different subspecies.

A species of the lowlands, it can be found throughout the Island, but the common males can mostly be found on the edges of forests and by streams. The rarer females, however, rarely leave the confines of the forests.

Flight Period



70 - 90mm

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 289.

Larval Foodplant

Crateva religiosa and Capparis moonii (both Capparidaeceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Mainland Malaysia, NW India, Indo-China and S. China. Other subspecies are found along the Indonesian Archipelago.