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Thread: Specimen Reference for Rapala

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    This Japanese website has a good reference collection of Rapalas, showing male/female & upper/undersides.

    Plate 1 : R. varuna, manea, scintilla, duma, iarbus & rhodopis
    Plate 2 : R. rhoda, hades, domitia, pheretima, suffusa & dieneces
    Plate 3 : R. damona, caerulescens, ribbei, dioetas, enipeus & cassidyi
    Plate 4 : R. diopites, masara, arbaimuni, cowani, nissa, elcia & rhoecus
    Plate 5 : R. melida, zamona & tomokoae

    Note, however, that most of the shots are of Philippines subspecies, which may have some differences from the SouthEast Asian ones. But I believe that some of the species are recent discoveries which are new to science.

    Just because C&P4 and Fleming do not list some of these species doesn't mean they can't appear here in Singapore. So do look out carefully for them, although ID'ing from field shots would prove a bit challenging for these lookalikes - some of which look so similar that it would have us .
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    Cool! M adding this to my fav. now. Btw how come they said that rapala cowani is found in singapore?
    Aaron Soh

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    This is the abberrant Dwarf Rapala dieneces. As the species is found in Singapore as well, it would be useful for you to see the difference in the upperside hindwings. A worn specimen, but then they usualy are.

    Wingspan 23mm, as opposed to the usual 25-28mm.
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    The links to the Rapala resources no longer seems to work.

    Gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGee View Post
    The links to the Rapala resources no longer seems to work.
    Here's the new link
    Aaron Soh

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