Rapala rectivitta  (Moore,1879)

Rapala rectivitta ♂ Up. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Un. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Up. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.
Rapala rectivitta ♂ Up. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Un. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Up. Rapala rectivitta ♂ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix rectivitta Moore,1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):141.
TL : N.Cacbar, Assam.
Distribution : Bhutan, Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

Synonym

Rapala buxaria de Nicéville,[1889] : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 57(4):285-286, pl.14, fig.13,♂. TL. Bhutan.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala nissa rectivitta ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 83. (N: Koon Tarn)
Rapala rectivitta ; Pinratana,1981 : 151, not fig. (Chiang Mai)
Rapala rectivitta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 716, pl.327, figs.L422,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Phu Kha) (in part)
Rapala rectivitta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 762, pl.350, figs.L443,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Phu Kha) (in part)
Rapala rectivitta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 142, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂. (Doi Phu Kha) (in part)
Rapala rectivitta ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Kamphaeng Phet)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala rectivitta ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.126, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀. (Xam Neua)
Rapala rectivitta ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala rectivitta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (N / C: Dak Lak)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 10♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 4♂ (photo by R.Charoenpon).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at high elevations (alt.1400m - 2200m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

rectivitta nissa
Rapala rectivitta Rapala nissa
deep blue-shot in a side light. without blue-shot.

Literature

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

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

Rapala rectivitta ♂ Rapala rectivitta ♂
♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by R.Charoenpon)

1999.07.21 - 2020.09.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.