Rapala damona  Swinhoe,1890

Rapala damona ♂ Up. Rapala damona ♂ Un. Rapala damona ♂ Up. Rapala damona ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rapala damona ♂ Up. Rapala damona ♂ Un. Rapala damona ♂ Up. Rapala damona ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Rapala damona Swinhoe,1890
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)5:450-451.
TL : South Andamans.
Distribution : Nepal, Assam, Myanmar, Andamans,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Langkawi, W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Nias, Bangka, Belitung, Java,
Bali, Lombok, Flores, Palawan.

Synonym

Rapala suffusa rubicunda Evans,1925 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(4):771. TL. Andamans.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala damona ; Pinratana,1981 : 149, pl.27, fig.12,♂. (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi)
Rapala damona ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56-57, fig.36,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Huai Sing)
Rapala damona ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 5, figs.L411,♂,♀. (Doi Suthep)
Rapala damona ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 138, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep / Phu Huay Sing)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala damona ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, not fig. (Tha Ngone)
Rapala damona ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. not fig. (List up only.)
Rapala damona ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Rapala damona ; Onodera,2008 : 60. (Mondolkiri: O Rang)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala damona ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 29, fig.L-188,♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui)
Rapala damona ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in dry forest at moderate elevations (alt. 500m - 1200m). Male makes a territory on the trees at the hilltops and is frequently seen sympatrically with Rapala dieneces.

Literature

Swinhoe, C.,1890 : Descriptions of three new species of Lycaenidae.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)5:449-451.

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VIII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(4):756-776, 1 pl.

Rapala damona ♂ Rapala damona ♂
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Rapala damona ♂ Rapala damona ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.08.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.