Rapala melida nicevillei   Swinhoe,1911

Rapala melida nicevillei ♂ Up. Rapala melida nicevillei ♂ Un. Rapala melida nicevillei ♀ Up. Rapala melida nicevillei ♀ Un.
‰, 1987.09.04. Khao Soi Dao, Chanthaburi, Thailand. Š, 1993.08.24. Doi Phu Kha, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Rapala nicevillei  Swinhoe,1911
OD : in Moore, Lep. Ind. 9:49-50, pl.716, figs.1,1a-b.
TL : Sylhet, Assam.




Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
S.Vietnam.
Rapala melida nicevillei map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala melida melida ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 716, pl.327, fig.L421,‰,‰(Un),Š,Š(Un). (Chanthaburi / Nan)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala elcia rhoecus ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, pl.109, figs.A3‰,A4‰(Un). (Vang Vieng)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala melida nicevillei ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, figs.L-138,‰,Š. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
 Nan, Doi Phu Kha.            1993.08.24       1Š   Local Catcher (YI)
 Chanthaburi, Khao Soi Dao.   1983.03.25       1Š   Y.Inayoshi    (YI)
 Chanthaburi, Khao Soi Dao.   1983.03.28       1Š   Y.Inayoshi    (YI)
 Chanthaburi, Khao Soi Dao.   1987.09.04   1‰       Local Catcher (YI)

[ VIETNAM ]
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2010.02.10   1‰       N.D.Khoa   (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2010.02.28   4‰       N.D.Khoa   (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2009.07.01   1‰       N.D.Khoa   (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2003.09.16   1‰       K.Saito    (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2003.09.20       1Š   K.Saito    (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2004.10.09   1‰       S.Kuriyama (KS)
 Lam Dang, Dambri.            2003.12.29       1Š   K.Saito    (KS)

Notes
It is the first record from Thailand.
Literature

Swinhoe, C.,1911-1912: in Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. vol.IX. Rhopalocera, Family Lycaenidae.
9:1-144,1911 ; 145-278,1912. L.Reeve & Co., London.

Takanami, Y.,1998 : Genus Rapala (Lycaenidae) of the Southeast Asian Islands. (in Japanese)
Butterflies 19:41-57, 5 pls.

1999.07.21 - 2011.03.15.