Rapala varuna orseis

Hewitson 1863 - The Indigo Flash

A small and common forest species, generally found in clearings and along rides.

It can be identified by having the broadest of postdiscal bands of any of the Genus.

Flight Period

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22 - 23mm

Early Stages

Not fully known.

Larval Foodplant

Quisqualis indica (Combretaceae), Ziziphus rugosa (Rhamnaceae), Litchi chinensis and Nephelium lappaceum (both Sapindaceae)


Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand down the peninsular to Malayia and Singapore. Also Cambodia.