Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
© Andrew Neild
There are 18 species in the genus Dodona.
The highest concentration of species is in the Himalayan foothills.
The most widespread species is the Tailed Punch
Dodona eugenes which is found in India,
Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, West Malaysia, China and
Taiwan. At the opposite extreme is Dodona
chrysapha which is confined to the slopes of the volcano
Gunung Gede in Java.
occurs in Assam, Burma and Yunnan, China.
The larval foodplants of egeon are not
recorded, but plants used by other Dodona
species include Maesa (
), various grasses ( Poaceae ) and bamboo
Bambusa ( Bambuseae ).