Home

 

 
Butterflies of Thailand, Malaysia & Borneo
Punchinello
Zemeros flegyas   CRAMER, 1780
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe -

Zemeros flegyas   Adrian Hoskins

Introduction
This very attractive little butterfly, and its relative emesoides are the only 2 species in the genus Zemeros.
Zemeros flegyas is found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, West Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Bali.
Habitats
This species is found in forest edge habitats at elevations between 0-1800m but is most abundant between about 500-1200m.
Lifecycle
The egg is white, smooth, and laid singly on the underside of leaves of the foodplants Maesa chisia and M. montana ( Myrsinaceae ).
The caterpillar is ovoid and very flattened. Each body segment is rounded, giving it a corrugated appearance. It is pale green in all instars, and covered in short setae.
The chrysalis is smooth and light green in colour, marked with small suffused dark green spots and dashes. It is attached by a silken girdle to the underside of a leaf.
Adult behaviour
Both sexes are invariably encountered singly, usually in open forest edge habitats, including in quarries, regenerating forest clearings, along roadsides and in village gardens. They often visit flowers, either at ground level or on bushes.
Males sometimes imbibe moisture from the ground, but are usually seen when perched on foliage in their characteristic posture, with wings held half open and the forewings canted forward.

Zemeros flegyas   Adrian Hoskins

 

 

Contact  /  About me

Butterfly-watching holidays

Trip reports

UK latest sightings

Frequently asked questions

Strange but true !

Taxonomy & Evolution

Anatomy

Lifecycle

Enemies of butterflies

Survival strategies

Migration & dispersal

Habitats - UK / Palaearctic

Habitats - Tropical rainforests

Butterfly world census

Butterflies of the World :

British Isles

Europe

Amazon & Andes

North America

temperate Asia

Africa

Indian subcontinent

Malaysia & Borneo

Papua New Guinea

Australia & N.Z.

Insects of Britain & Europe

Insects of Amazonia

Moths of the Andes

Saturniidae - Silkmoths

Caterpillars of the World

Butterfly Photography

Recommended Books

Glossary

Links

Code of practice

Copyright - text & images

Copyright - text & images

X

X

X

X

 

All photographs, artwork, text & website design are the property of Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated ) and are protected by Copyright. Photographs or text on this website must not be reproduced in part or in whole or published elsewhere without prior written consent of Adrian Hoskins / learnaboutbutterflies.com

Site hosted by Just Host