Rapala tara  Nicéville, [1889]

Rapala tara ♂ Up. Rapala tara ♂ Un. Rapala tara ♀ Up. Rapala tara ♀ Un.
♂, 2017.11.02. Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Rapala tara Nicéville, [1889]
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 57(4):284, pl.14, fig.11,♂.
TL : Sylhet, Naini-tal. (♂♀, NZC)
Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Assam, N.Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam.
Rapala tara map

Synonyms

Rapala francesca Swinhoe, 1911 : in Moore, Lep. Ind. 9:52-53, pl.716, figs.4,4a. TL. Khasia Hills, Assam.


Type Materials Information

tara ; Type 1♂ 1♀, Sylhet (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 158, figs.♂,♂(Un), 159, figs.♀,♀(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala tara ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 38, figs.107,♂,♂(Un). (Nan)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala tara ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.128, figs.♂,♂(dsf.Un),♂(Un). (Xam Neua)
Rapala tara ; Onodera,2009b : 35-36,37. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham; Houaphan: Phu Phan)
Rapala tara ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.
Rapala tara ; Miyamoto & Nakamura,2016 : 26, figs.19A♀,B♀. (Oudomxay; Houa Phan; Xieng Khouang)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala tara ; Luong et al.,2004 : 12, 82, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Rapala tara ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (N: Lang Son; Vinh Phuc)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nan : 1♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
Pua dist., 2017.11.02. 1♂ Y.Inayoshi (YI) ; 2017.11.04. 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xam Neua : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

New to Thailand.
The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.1100m - 1300m). Males make territories on the trees or undergrowth in open spaces at the edge of the forest.


Literature

Nicéville, L.de,[1889] : On new or little-known Butterflies from the Indian Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 57(4):273-293, pls.13,14.

Swinhoe, C.,1911-1912: in Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. vol.IX. Rhopalocera, Family Lycaenidae.
9:1-144,1911 ; 145-278,1912. L.Reeve & Co., London.


Rapala tara ♀
♀, 2017.11.04. Nan, Thailand.

2010.04.15 - 2022.09.30.

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