Rapala manea (Hewitson, 1863) - Slate Flash

Subspecies in India

(1) Rapala manea schistacea (Moore, 1879) – Bengal Slate 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 Islands1
Andhra Pradesh12
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam112111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1114
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1111
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka511126251323118
Kerala116942
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh3514
Maharashtra1213912344162820
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu114
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3214112
West Bengal429311145
Total23151323136123527516748
Mangifera indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Anacardiaceae). Combretum indicum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Combretaceae). Acacia caesia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Acacia megaladena (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Acacia pennata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Acacia torta (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Mimosa invisa (Nitin et al. 2018), Saraca asoca (Nitin et al. 2018), Senna tora (Naik & Mustak 2020) (Fabaceae). Clerodendrum infortunatum (Saji et al. 2018) (Lamiaceae). Urena lobata (Saji et al. 2018) (Malvaceae). Averrhoa bilimbi (Nitin et al. 2018) (Oxalidaceae). Antidesma acidum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Antidesma ghaesembilla (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Phyllanthaceae). Ziziphus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Rhamnaceae). Sorbaria sorbifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Rosaceae). Ixora sp. (Rubiaceae; Ninad Raote, BOI, Sept. 2020). Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Saji et al. 2018) (Sapindaceae). Camellia sinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Theaceae). Lantana camara (Nitin et al. 2018) (Verbenaceae).

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 manea (Hewitson, 1863) – Slate 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-manea, accessed 2022/09/29.