View Full Version : Some more practice shots from Samui

Painted Jezebel
20-Jul-2007, 09:44 PM
Still practising with the new toy, but here are three photos not available on any checklists here.

1)Kaniska canace perakana (Blue Admiral) - I've shown you the upperside before, so here is the underside. It is displaying the usual habit of this species on settling on anything other than foliage, here it is on my motorbike saddle.
2)Euripus nyctelius nyctelius female f. cinnamomea.(Courtesan). There are 5 female forms found in here in Thailand. So far only seen this and f. euploeides. The forewing upperside is shiny blue, and this form is easily confused with any of the blue Euploea species.
3)Tirumala septentrionalis septentrionalis (Dark Blue Tiger).


Peacock Royal
21-Jul-2007, 10:09 PM
#2 is also similar to Hypolimnas anomala anomala (Malayan Eggfly)
To id it correctly in the field is tough for many people :sweat:
Thanks for sharing these shots.

Painted Jezebel
21-Jul-2007, 11:10 PM
The fore wing shape is the easiest way to distinguish this Courtesan form (rounder) from the Malayan Eggfly. Also, do you find this form in Singapore?


21-Jul-2007, 11:44 PM
Nope, we don't have that form in Singapore. Limited species of the model Crows here I suppose.

Sky Blue
22-Jul-2007, 12:30 AM
while trying to upload your photos to the checklist, found some discrepancy...
Tirumala septentrionalis septentrionalis
Tirumala septentrioni septentrionis?