Burara oedipodea oedipodea  (Swainson,[1820])

Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Up. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Un. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Up. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Ismene oedipodea Swainson,[1820]
OD : Zool. Illustr. (1)1(3):pl.16.
TL : Java.

Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Borneo,
Sumatra, Nias, Java, Bali, Lombok, Palawan.
Burara oedipodea oedippodea map

Records taken from Literature

Ismene oedipodea oedipodea ; Godfrey,1930 : 355. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Ismene oedipodea oedipodea ; Godfrey,1932a : 274. (P)
Bibasis oedipodea oedipodea ; Evans,1949 : 46. (P)
Bibasis oedipodea oedipodea ; Pinratana,1985 : 14,116, pl.1, figs.1b,♂,♂(Un). (Kanchanaburi / Yala)
Burara oedipodea oedipodea ; Les Day,2011- : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig.♂(Un). (Koh Samui)
Burara oedipodea oedipodea ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 20, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Ka Chong / Than To WF)

Specimens Examined

Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by C.Sunthornwiphat).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is not rare in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (alt.100m - 550m) and is crepuscular habits.
There are both ssp.oedipodea and ssp.belesis occur together in Phetchaburi. The area between north part of Peninsular to Kanchanaburi seems to be a transition zone.


Swainson, W.,1820-1823 :
Zoological illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology.
[Series 1], (1)1:pl.1-18(1820) pl.19-66(1821); 2:pl.67-83(1821) pl.84-119(1822); 3:pl.120-134(1822) pl.135-182(1823).

Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂ Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.
Burara oedipodea belesis + oedipodea ♂ Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂
ssp.belesis & ssp.oedipodea, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by C.Sunthornwiphat)

1999.07.31 - 2018.10.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.