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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Rapala

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.

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

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

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

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Deudorigini > Rapala


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M. & T. Karmakar. 2020. Rapala varuna (Horsfield, [1829]) – Indigo Flash. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.75. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/649/Rapala-varuna
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