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19-Jul-2007, 12:45 PM

Could anyone help to ID this....

Shot in Ubin.

19-Jul-2007, 12:47 PM
That's a male Pea Blue (Lampides boeticus), very common on Butterfly Hill on Pulau Ubin.

Check out the earlier threads where some of our members have also shot this species. You got a nice upperside shot of it, although I would have preferred to have the eyes of the butt sharp and not out of focus.

Nice shot, nevertheless. :)

19-Jul-2007, 01:01 PM
Thanks SK.

Will try harder to get a better shot.

Btw how do you id if its gender?


19-Jul-2007, 01:06 PM
Well, besides having studied butterflies for about 40 years ;P , I also refer to some good books around. One of which is "Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula by Corbet & Pendlebury Edition 4".

Females of this particular species have broad borders on the wings, unlike the males.

19-Jul-2007, 01:11 PM
Wow... 40yrs... thats even before I come to this world.... :thumbsup:

Is there an good website for ID purposes?

19-Jul-2007, 01:13 PM
Ya... I'm :old: already.

Go to the top bar of this forum page, and click on "Checklist", which is found between "Home" and "User CP". :)