Rapala suffusa barthema

Distant 1885 - The Suffused Flash

A moderately common species of secondary vegetation and orchards. It is particularly fond of coastal areas where its preferred hostplant, the Sea Hibiscus grows.

Flight Period

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25 - 32mm

Early Stages

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

Larval Foodplant

Hibiscus tiliaceus (Malvaceae) and Paraserianthes falcataria (Mimosaceae)


Assam, Myanmar, through Thailand to Malaysia and Singapore.