Rapala pheretima sequeira

Distant 1885 - The Copper Flash

Probably the most common, and largest of the Rapala species found on the Islands.

It is a species found at the edhe of woodland, in secondary vegetation and in orchards.

Flight Period



31 - 35mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplant

Dimocarpus longan, Lepisanthes rubiginosa, Litchi chinensis, Nephelium lappaceum (all Sapindaceae), Syzgium fruticosa (Mrytaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacariaceae) and Vigna sinensis (Papilionaceae)


Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Other subspecies foundFrom India, Nepal through Myanmar to Mainland Thailand.