Rapala suffusa barthema

Suffused Flash

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rapala
Species: suffusa
Subspecies: barthema
Common Name: Suffused Flash
Wingspan: 35 mm
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The distinctive yellow colour of the undersides of the females of this Rapala makes it quite distinct when it makes its appearance. Like its other cousins in the Rapala genus, it is a rapid flyer, and darts around bushes at high speeds. It is usually seen in the vicinity of flowering trees.

The males are brownish red above, with a broad black forewing border, and appears purple-shot in a side light.

Habitat & Habits
The females are brown above and distinctly yellow underside. There is the usual Rapala signature lobe on the hindwings, and a pair of threadlike white-tipped tails. The butterfly is fond of basking in bright sunshine with its wings folded flat, but quickly darts away when disturbed.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Rapala suffusa barthema

Suffused Flash

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rapala
Species: suffusa
Subspecies: barthema
Common Name: Suffused Flash
Wingspan: 35
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The distinctive yellow colour of the undersides of the females of this Rapala makes it quite distinct when it makes its appearance. Like its other cousins in the Rapala genus, it is a rapid flyer, and darts around bushes at high speeds. It is usually seen in the vicinity of flowering trees.

The males are brownish red above, with a broad black forewing border, and appears purple-shot in a side light.

Habitat & Habits
The females are brown above and distinctly yellow underside. There is the usual Rapala signature lobe on the hindwings, and a pair of threadlike white-tipped tails. The butterfly is fond of basking in bright sunshine with its wings folded flat, but quickly darts away when disturbed.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos





Rapala suffusa barthema

Suffused Flash

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Genus Rapala
Species: suffusa
Subspecies: barthema
Common Name: Suffused Flash
Wingspan: 35
Life History: incomplete
Extant in countries: •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The distinctive yellow colour of the undersides of the females of this Rapala makes it quite distinct when it makes its appearance. Like its other cousins in the Rapala genus, it is a rapid flyer, and darts around bushes at high speeds. It is usually seen in the vicinity of flowering trees.

The males are brownish red above, with a broad black forewing border, and appears purple-shot in a side light.

Habitat & Habits
The females are brown above and distinctly yellow underside. There is the usual Rapala signature lobe on the hindwings, and a pair of threadlike white-tipped tails. The butterfly is fond of basking in bright sunshine with its wings folded flat, but quickly darts away when disturbed.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
To be detailed.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos