Rapala scintilla scintilla  de Nicéville,1890

Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Up. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Un. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♀ Up. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Up. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Un. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♀ Up. Rapala scintilla scintilla ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Rapala scintilla de Nicéville,1890
OD : Butts. India. Burmah Ceylon 3:461.
TL : Sikkim.
Distribution : Nepal to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China,
W.Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Belitung.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala scintilla ; Godfrey,1930 : 350-351. (Pak Jong)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Pinratana,1981 : 150, pl.28, figs.8,♂,9,♂(Un). (Trad / Trang)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 714, pl.326, figs.L418,♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀. (Trang)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 760, pl.349, figs.L439,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Trang / Chiang Mai)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Mae Hong Song / Doi Suthep / Thung Saleng Luang / Wan Nam Khiewo / Ranong Hot Spring / Muang Shone / Than To WF)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Sa Kaeo)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Nakamura et al.,2010 : 27, fig.18,♂,♂(Un). (Phou Samsoum)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56, pl.23, figs.Ly-277,♂,♂(Un). (Phou Samsoum)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, figs.L-143,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Rapala scintilla ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (by literature)
Rapala scintilla scintilla ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Coto)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂ 8♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Phong Saly : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.200m - 1200m).

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

de Niceville, C.L.A.,1890 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon. A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume III (Lycaenidae).
Calcutta Central Press 4 to : xii + 503 pp, frontispiece, pls.25-29.

Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂ Rapala scintilla scintilla ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)

1999.07.21 - 2020.12.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.