Rapala rosacea

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Rapala rosacea, ♂, N. India, from original description.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribe: Deudorigini
Genus: Rapala
Species: Rapala rosacea


Rapala rosacea de Nicéville, 1889.

Type locality: N. India, Sikkim.

Holotype: ♂ not located.


  • Rapala rosacea de Nicéville, 1889: 285, pl. 14, fig. 12; 1890: 463, pl. 25, fig.151; d'Abrera, 1986: 628; Huang, 2001: 82; Yutaka, consulted 17.vii.2012.
  • Rapala nissa rectivitta var. rosacea Evans, 1927: 193.


  • d'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536-672. Melbourne.
  • Cantlie, K., 1963. The Lycaenidae portion of Evans' Identification of Indian Butterflies (1932) reissued and revised, 160 pp., 6 pls. Bombay.
  • Evans, W. H., 1927. The identification of Indian butterflies, edn 1. xii + 302 pp., 32 pls, 11 figs. Madras.
  • Huang, H., 2001. Report of H. Huang's 2000 expedition to SE. Tibet for Rhopalocera (Insecta, Lepidoptera). – Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 51: 65–151, 121 figs., 9 pls.; Marktleuthen.
  • de Nicéville, L., [1889]. On new or little known butterflies from the Indian Region J. Asiatic Soc. Beng. 57(II)(4): 273-293, pls. 13, 14.
  • de Nicéville, L., 1890. The butterflies of India, Burmah & Ceylon. 3. Calcutta, xi + 503 pp. Text, Plates.
  • Yutaka, I. & Saito, K., A Checklist of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from Thailand, Laos & Vietnam.
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