Rapala rhoecus rhoecus  Nicéville, 1895

Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Up. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Un. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♀ Up. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Up. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Un. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Up. Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Rapala rhoecus Nicéville, 1895
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):319-321, pl.P, fig.47,♂.
TL : N.E.Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), W.Malaysia,
Sumatra.
● ssp.
ssp.rhoecus
Rapala rhoecus rhoecus map

Type Materials Information

Type 1♂, 4.Jul.1893. Sumatra. (NZC), 1♀, 28.Mar.1894. Battaks, Sumatra. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 157, figs.♂,♂(Un), 158, figs.♀,♀(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala elcia rhoecus ; Pinratana,1981 : 151, pl.28, figs.13,♂,14,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang) (in part)
Rapala elcia rhoecus ; Seki,1986 : 21. (Ranong)
Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 141, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2022.12.07)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.600m - 1000m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees at hilltops.


Literature

Niceville, L.de,1895 : On new and little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):259-321, pls.N-Q.


Rapala rhoecus rhoecus ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.21 - 2022.12.26.

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