Abisara geza 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera Riodinidae

Scientific Name: Abisara geza
Species Authority: Fruhstorfer, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: Several subspecies have been described.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-03-01
Assessor(s): Muller, C. & Tennent, J.
Reviewer(s): Lewis, O. & Böhm, M.
Contributor(s): Parker, E., Senior, M. & Topham, E.
Abisara geza is a common, widespread species occuring in a large extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) across the Sundaland of Southeast Asia. It also appears to persist well in disturbed annd fragmented habitats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs throughout Sundaland, including Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java (Indonesia) and Borneo. This gives a large extent of occurrence (EOO) and as the species is common in primary and secondary forest across this EOO, the area of occupancy (AOO) is also reasonably large and certainly in excess of 2,000 km2. The species occurs at mid- to low elevations.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]


This butterfly is considered moderately common locally.

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species inhabits both primary and secondary rainforest but favours semi-open areas within the forest. Adults are most commonly encountered in such clearings and are highly active. The species is a tree specialist (Hirowatari et al. 2007). Cleary et al. (2004) found that this species showed very high abundances in once and twice burned forest. However, it did less well in logged areas. Males may occupy hilltops singly, but usually establish loose territories some distance from the summit.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not under any major threat. 

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation measures are in place or required for this species.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

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Bibliography [top]

Corbet, A.S. and Pendlebury, H.M. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 10 November 2011).

Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. and Otsuka, K. 1991. Butterflies of Borneo. Tobishima Corporation, Japan.

Citation: Muller, C. & Tennent, J. 2011. Abisara geza. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T160665A5375154. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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