Rapala varuna (Horsfield, [1829]) - Indigo Flash

Subspecies in India

(1) Rapala varuna lazulina (Moore, 1879) – Lazuli Flash
(2) Rapala varuna orseis (Hewitson, [1863]) – Variable Indigo Flash
(3) Rapala varuna rogersi Swinhoe, [1912] – Nicobar Indigo Flash

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam1112
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh14
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand1
Karnataka511111545
Kerala1121
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21110
Maharashtra91518114424
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu2
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand113
West Bengal52133
Total221723532113111955

 

Combretum indicum (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Combretaceae). Ziziphus rugosa (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus xylopyrus (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), (Rhamnaceae). Sapindus laurifolius (Bell 1919c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Sapindaceae).
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 varuna (Horsfield, [1829]) – Indigo 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-varuna, accessed 2022/08/20.