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    Default ID help request for Rapala sp.

    Dear Dr. Seow,

    I have some Rapala for ID from Meghalaya, India.

    My initial suspect is Rapala nissa. But would definitely want to know if there is any luck for Rapala rosacea/Rapala rubida or any other species.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Cheers!!

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    They are all Rapala nissa.


    Rapala nissa. Very variable.
    FW band/line fairly straight but often with wavy margins & slight irregularity, ochreous to orange brown ,white-edged.
    HW band similar with slight irregularity & minimal dislocation.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/1004/Rapala-nissa
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/84140001.html


    R. rectivitta (= buxaria).
    FW & HW bands very straight ,entire ,ochreus brown on the inside & darker brown on the outside. Male upperside blue-shot.
    http://thaibutterflies.com/Butterfli...-rectivitta-2/
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/84120001.html
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...ala-rectivitta


    R. rosacea.
    FW band slightly curved, HW band straight & entire dark brown
    UnH tornal black spot in space 2 & speckled patch in space 1b may be obscure.
    Underside usually rosy (pinkisk red) or vinous red (dark wine red).
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/84130001.html
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...la-rosacea.jpg
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/R...aDeNic1889.jpg

    Rapala rubida is now Virachola rubida.
    It is differently marked.
    http://thaibutterflies.com/Butterfli...hola-rubida-2/



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you so much sir...

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