Rapala domitia flemingi  Eliot,1969

Rapala domitia flemingi ♂ Up. Rapala domitia flemingi ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Rapala domitia flemingi Eliot,1969
OD : Entomologist 102(1279):277.
TL : Langkawi, Malaya. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and southward), Langkawi.

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 1968.vii.26. Langkawi Is., Malaya. W.A.Fleming (NHML)
Allotype ♀, same data as holotype. A.Fleming (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Rapala domitia flemingi ; Pinratana,1981 : 148, pl.27, figs.2,♂,3,♂(Un). (Trang)
Rapala domitia flemingi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 710, pl.324, figs.L407,♂("Khlong Naka"[Malaysia]),♂(Un),♀[♂](Khlong Nakha),♀[♂](Un). (Trang / Ranong: Khlong Nakha)
Rapala domitia domitia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 756, pl.347, figs.L429,♂("Khlong Naka"[Malaysia]),♂(Un),♀[♂](Khlong Nakha),♀[♂](Un). (Trang / Ranong: Khlong Nakha)
Rapala domitia flemingi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 136, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Yala (Betong dist.) : 2♂ (photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is uncommon in lowland montane forest.
Figured specimens in Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 seem mixed two taxa. Left Male seems nominotypical subspecies from W.Malaysia. And right "Female" [recte Male] is from Khlong Naka, Ranong. It has not been found nominotypical subspecies from Thailand until now. However, the record from Betong, Yala might be ssp.domitia. Unfortunately, it was only a photo in nature and can not be identified. We need to be confirmed by specimens.


Eliot, J.N.,1969 : More revisional notes on oriental Butterflies
Entomologist 102(1279):269-278, 1 pl.

Rapala domitia flemingi ♂
♂, Krabi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Rapala domitia ssp. ♂
domitia ssp. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

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