View Full Version : Pyroneura derna, still around in Singapore.

03-Jul-2014, 10:34 PM
Pyroneura derna is considered extinct in Singapore according to C&P4.
It is very similar to P. latoia.

Pyroneura latoia.
1. FW space 5 with a narrow silvery streak (variable)
2. A line thru the 2 subapical spot is usually directed to the lower margin(dorsum).
3. HW vein 8(highest) scaled orange/yellow slightly more basally ( mostly lower margin. Corrected ).
http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist/mugshots/Pyroneura%20latoia%20latoia/258%20Pyroneura%20latoia%20latoia%20(Yellow%20Vein %20Lancer)%20Bobby%20Mun.jpg

Pyroneura derna.
1. FW without a silvery streak in space 5.
2. A line thru the subapical spots is usually directed to the outer margin(termen).
3. HW vein 8 is broadly scaled orange/yellow on the lower margin towards the base.

Pyroneura derna (as P. latoia ) in Singapore.

TL Seow:cheers:

06-Jul-2014, 09:15 AM
Oops here!

The skipper in the blog looks to be correctly P. latoia.
It is very worn but there is too much whiteness in FW space 5 indicating there is likely a silver streak there.
The other two features, FW subapical spots & HW vein 8 scaling are subjected to individual variations.

TL Seow:cheers: