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Rapala cassidyi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Rapala cassidyi
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Rapala
Rank  Species
Rapala cassidyi
Similar  Rapala, Rapala scintilla, Vadebra lankana, Rapala suffusa, Rapala dieneces

Rapala cassidyi, the Cassidy's flash is a lycaenid butterfly found in Sulawesi. It was discovered in 1985 during the Project Wallace expedition of the Royal Entomological Society. The female remains undescribed.

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Range

The species lives in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, in Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park.

Description

The upperside of the male is unusual in that it has only a small amount of pale orange on the discal area of the forewing below the cell; a pattern more reminiscent of females of the genus. The underside ground colour is light slate brown with a glossy sheen. The usual postdiscal striae or the genus are present in an ochreous colour and there is a diffuse ochreous marginal band on both wings.

References

Rapala cassidyi Wikipedia


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