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Chestnut Bob
05-Feb-2018, 12:23 AM
I shot this in Pulau Ubin and thought it's a Copper Flash (Rapala pheretima sequeira). But it's ovipositing on the Melastoma malabathricum, so can it be the Common Red Flash (Rapala iarbus iarbus)?24969

05-Feb-2018, 12:45 AM
It is R. pheretima

R. iarbus is greyer, the black spot have an orange crown; the cilia are edged in orange.
http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist/mugshots/Rapala%20iarbus%20iarbus/Rapala%20iarbus%20iarbus%20(Common%20Red%20Flash). JPG

TL Seow: Cheers.

Chestnut Bob
05-Feb-2018, 08:31 AM
Thank you Dr Seow!