View Full Version : Yet another Skipper UFO!

01-Oct-2011, 05:36 PM
Any help will be much appreciated.:)

This is a rather huge skipper about same size as a Chocolate Demon ( Ancistroides nigrita maura ), it appears to have lost the lower part of the right hing wing .

It has the characteristic of a very long proboscis of a Chocolate Demon but what set it apart are:

1. The white on the antennae.

2. The markings on the forewing and perhaps the hingwing as well.

Normally I do not take torn skippers but the above unique abberations from a Chocolate Demon made me do it , here are 3 of the dozen of shots I managed before she/he scooted!




01-Oct-2011, 10:14 PM
It appears to show some of the characteristics of a Great Swift (Pelopidas assamensis). Have you got more upperside shots?

01-Oct-2011, 11:00 PM
This should be P. conjunctus.

The squashed perspective caused it to look broad & stout.
The antennal shaft is partly buff which reflect white in strong flash.
Abdominal opening (pic 3) indicates male.

A single cell spot on the hindwing (in the correct position), the rest abrasion marks (pic 2).
Forewing with 2 cell spots, the upper long & large; cell spots not touching.
Underside with ochreous scalings.

TL Seow:cheers:

05-Oct-2011, 06:59 PM
Dr Seow ,

Thank you for the ID !