Lethe mekara gopaka

Fruhstorfer 1911 - Common Red Forester

Koh Samui only.

The rarer of the two Lethe species found so far on the Islands.

It shares the habit of all the other members of the Genus in prefering to stay hidden in the undergrowth during the day, and only coming out towards dusk.

Flight Period

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50 - 60mm

Early Stages

Not known.

Larval Foodplant

Not known.


Peninsular Thailand and West Malaysia. Other subspecies are to be found in the rest of Thailand, Myanmar and Indo-China as well as N. India, Sumatra and Borneo.