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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Rapala

Rapala manea (Hewitson, 1863) – Slate Flash

Subspecies in India:

(1) Rapala manea schistacea (Moore, 1879) – Bengal Slate Flash

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Rapala

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K, J. Jose, H. Ogale, A. Soman, A. Sengupta, N. Raote, and S. Sondhi. 2021. Rapala manea (Hewitson, 1863) – Slate Flash. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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