Rapala persephone  Saito, 2011

Rapala persephone ♂ Up. Rapala persephone ♂ Un. Rapala persephone ♀ Up. Rapala persephone ♀ Un.
♂, 2010.05.04. Ba Ho WF., Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
Holotype (photo by K.Saito)
♀, 2010.05.04-06. Ba Ho WF., Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
Paratype (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Rapala persephone Saito, 2011
OD : Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 58:14-15,
fig.1A-B(HT,♂), 2A-B(PT,♀), 4A-C(♂genitalia).
TL : Khanh Hoa, C.Vietnam.
Distribution : Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.
Rapala persephone map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 4.May.2010. Ba Ho waterfalls, Ninh Ich, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, C.Vietnam. K.Saito leg. (in coll. K.Saito; The holotype will be preserved in RIEB)
Paratypes ; 44♂ 23♀, 4-6,May.2010. same locality as holotype. K.Saito leg.


Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Rapala hades ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.128, figs.♀(Un). (Lak Sao)
Rapala persephone ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Rapala hades ; Onodera,2009 : 40, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Siem Reap: Phnum Kulen)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala persephone ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69, pl.16. fig.63a(HT,♂),63b(HT,♂Un),63c(PT,♀). (C: Thua Thien Hue; Khanh Hoa)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Khan Hoa : 1♂ 2♀ (Holotype & Paratype and incl.photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

This species seems to be very localized in montane forest at moderate elevations.


Literature

Saito, K.,2011 : A new species of the genus Rapala Moore, [1881] (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from Vietnam.
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 58:14-16.


Rapala persephone ♀ Rapala persephone ♀
♀, Khan Hoa, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

2012.08.15 - 2022.11.30.

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