Common name for a species of
butterfly found in South and Southeast Asia, and with the
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis. It is one of
several subspecies of the nominate race
and unlike its relatives
siamensis is found only in Thailand. Actually, it is very rare and is
usually found only on Khao Sra Bhap (เขาสระบาป),
a mountain in
Province. It dwells in evergreen forests, swarms round spoiled fruit,
and is often found perching on
Above, it is mostly brown with a double row of black dots along the
outer edges, while the tips of the forewings are whitish and the outer
black spots on the forewings merge to form a black brim. In Thai, it is known as
(ผีเสื้อนางพญาสยาม), a name
Phra Nang Phaya.
See also POSTAGE STAMP.