Rapala iarbus (Fabricius, 1787) - Common Red Flash

Subspecies in India

(1) Rapala iarbus iarbus (Fabricius, 1787) – Oriental Red Flash
(2) Rapala iarbus sorya (Kollar, [1844]) – Indian Red Flash

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam4113243
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh21247
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi313562
Goa
Gujarat11111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT12
Jharkhand
Karnataka415332324
Kerala11
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111222
Maharashtra5181618612121519
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal323
Total142019271478915163041
Terminalia catappa (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Combretaceae). Homonoia riparia (Bhakare et al. 2018) (Euphorbiaceae). Acacia leucophloea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Desmodium dalbergioides (Robinson et al. 2010), Desmodium oojeinense (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Xylia xylocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Melastoma malabathricum (Robinson et al. 2010), Melastoma polyanthum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Melastomataceae). Averrhoa bilimbi (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Oxalidaceae). Ziziphus rugosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rhamnaceae). Nephelium lappaceum (Robinson et al. 2010), Schleichera oleosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Sapindaceae). Mimusops elengi (Robinson et al. 2010) (Sapotaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Rapala iarbus (Fabricius, 1787) – Common Red Flash. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/rapala-iarbus, accessed 2022/08/11.