Rapala manea schistacea  (Moore,1879)

Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Up. Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Un. Rapala manea schistacea ♀ Up. Rapala manea schistacea ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Up. Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Un. Rapala manea schistacea ♀ Up. Rapala manea schistacea ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix schistacea Moore,1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):140.
TL : Calcutta.
Distribution : Sri Lanka, S.India to Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, S.China.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala schistacea ; Godfrey,1916 : 140. (Chonburi: Sriracha / Pak Jong / Prae: Me Song forest)
Rapala schistacea ; Godfrey,1927 : 126. (N)
Rapala schistacea ; Godfrey,1930 : 350. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chonburi: Sriracha)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Pinratana,1981 : 150, pl.28, figs.5,♂,6,♀,7,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Uthai Thani / [Ranong])
Rapala manea schistacea ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 260, fig.169,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak / Ubon Ratchathani: Nam Tok Soi Sawan)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56. (Mukdahan: Phu Hin Khan)
Rapala dieneces dieneces ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.325, figs.L412,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 714, pl.326, figs.L416a,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai / Mae Sariang)
Rapala refulgens ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.326, figs.L417,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 760, pl.349, figs.L438a,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai / Mae Sariang)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Suthep / Khun Lao V / Phu Khiewo / Thoen / Nakohn Nayork / Wan Nam Khiewo / Phu Pha Taep / Pliewn WF / Mae Sohd / Kaeng Krachan)
Rapala manea schistacea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Phitsanulok / Sa Kaeo / Chanthaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala manea schistacea ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, pl.109, figs.A1,♂(Un),A2,♀(Un). (no data.)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.128, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao / Vang Vieng)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala manea schistacea ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 55, figs.5:16,♀,17,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Rapala manea ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Hao et al.,2004 : 12, 82, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, fig.L-144,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 28, fig.L-144,♀. (Lam Dong: Madagui)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (N: Bac Can / C: Quang Binh / S: Dong Nai)
Rapala manea schistacea ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Coto)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phitsanulok : 1♂ (photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.300m - 1200m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

Rapala manea Rapala scintilla
Rapala manea in a side light Rapala scintilla in a side light
UpF & UpH deep purple-shot in a side light UpH deep purple-shot in a side light

Literature

Moore, F.,1879 : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136-144.

Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Rapala manea schistacea ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rapala manea schistacea ♂ Rapala manea schistacea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.09.30.
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