Xanthotaenia busiris busiris

Westwood 1858 - The Pan

Koh Samui only.

An unmistakeable species, which is only to be found in deep forest. It likes to rest, wings closed on forest paths, and, if disturbed, will only fly a short distance along these paths before settling again.

Flight Period



55 - 65mm.

Early Stages

Known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.2 , Page 435.

Larval Foodplant

Hedychium coccineum (Zinziberaceae)


Myanmar, Peninsular Thailand and West Malaysia.