Rapala hades  (de Nicéville,1895)

Rapala hades ♂ Up. Rapala hades ♂ Un. Rapala hades ♂ Up. Rapala hades ♂ Un.
♂, Chumphon, Thailand. (photo by RIEB) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.

ON : Hysudra hades de Nicéville,1895
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):318-319, pl.P, fig.46,♂.
TL : Daunat Range, Tenasserim, Burma. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia, Borneo,
Mindanao.
Rapala hades map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, Daunat Range, Tenasserim, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 156, figs.♂,♂(Un).
"Type ♀, Daunat Range, Tenasserim, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 156, figs.♀,♀(Un)." [ It is considered not a type specimen. ]


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Rapala hades ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 712, pl.325, figs.L413,♂,♀(Un). (possibility)"
"Rapala hades ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 758, pl.348, figs.L435,♂,♀(Un). (possibility)"
Rapala hades ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 139, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Tenasserim)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chumphon : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rare and is known only three records from Thailand until now. The recent records in Kanchanaburi and Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) are found by Mr.Antonio Giudici, they were found in montane primary forest at low to moderate elevations.
Sheela et al.,2019 figured female "type" specimen, However, de Nicéville described this species based on a single male. Thus it is considered not a type specimen.


Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1895 : On new and little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):259-321, pls.N-Q.


Rapala hades ♂ Rapala hades ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2010.04.15 - 2021.10.31.

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