Rapala tara

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Rapala tara, ♂, 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 tara


Rapala tara de Nicéville, [1889].

Type locality: N. India, Sylhet.

Holotype: ♂ not located.


  • Rapala tara de Nicéville, [1889]: 284, pl. 14, fig 11; D'Abrera, 1986: 628.
  • Rapala francesca Swinhoe, 1911: 52, pl. 716, figs 4, 4a. Synonymised in Bridges, 1994: IX.112.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536-672. Melbourne.
  • Bridges, C. A., 1994. Catalogue of Lycaenidae & Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bridges, Urbana, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Swinhoe, C., 1911. In Moore Lepidoptera Indica. 8 (1910-1911) Lycaenidae, x + 293 pp., pls 640-705a.
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