Tanaecia pelea

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Tanaecia pelea
Malay viscount (Tanaecia pelea pelea) S.jpg
T. p. pelea, Singapore
Malay viscount (Tanaecia pelea irenae) B.jpg
T. p. irenae, Borneo
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Tanaecia
T. pelea
Binomial name
Tanaecia pelea
Fabricius, 1787
  • Papilio pelea Fabricius, 1787
  • Adolias pulasara Moore, 1859
  • Tanaecia irenae Corbet, 1937

Tanaecia pelea, the Malay viscount, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.


Tanaecia pelea has a wingspan of about 65–70 millimetres (2.6–2.8 in). The basic colour of the upper wings is pale brown with pearly-bluish edges. It has dark brown marking on the basal area and a discal series of dark brown-edged hastate (spear-shaped) markings.


It is found in Singapore, mainland Malaysia, Borneo, Nias and Pulau Tioman.


  • T. p. pelea (Malaya, Borneo)
  • T. p. heliophila (Nias)
  • T. p. irenae (Pulau Tioman)



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