View Full Version : Neptis sp. N. soma?

26-Oct-2017, 05:01 PM
I am reviewing all my Neptis images, and have a few that are hard to identify with certainty.
Any help much appreciated.
This one (two images) photographed at Tham Sakoen NP, Nan (n Thailand).
I am thinking this is most likely Cream-spotted Sailor. N. soma. But conceivably could be Yerbury's Sailor? (I note the triangular spot at end of cell streak is slightly sullied, which I do not see in my other images of N. soma.) These two species are very similar.



26-Oct-2017, 08:24 PM
Probably N. soma shania. In yerburii/capnodes the triangular discal streak would be more sullied at its edges

27-Oct-2017, 12:50 AM
There is a lot of mixed up with Neptis.

The taxon pandoces found in Thailand. was first placed as a ssp of N. yerburii but later transferred to N. capnodes.
Eliot's text and the accompanied illustration.
fig 13 is N. yerburii yerburii. and fig 14 is N. yerburii pandoces.

The image 14 clearly shows taxon pandoces have the FW submarginal spots not strongly bent in at the apex as in N. soma.

Thus it appears only N. soma have this feature.

TL Seow: Cheers.

27-Oct-2017, 10:41 AM
Many thanks. AS I thought, a lot of confusion in the literature.