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Painted Jezebel
01-Feb-2008, 09:42 AM
Had a day off from Court on Wednesday, but I have only now managed to process the photos taken. It was an Arhopala day, including a new one, A. lurida (No. 303:gbounce: ), with A. democritus also putting in an appearance and, shown below, Arhopala aida.

A. aida is very similar to A. havilandi, which I showed recently, but the underside ground colour is much lighter, without any slate suffusion. Also, the upperside black marginal area is wider in A. aida.

At one point he was in shade, and I needed to use the flash. He appeared to take exception to this, and inadvertently gave me this rare open winged shot, but, as you can tell, I was not ready for it!

Leopard Lacewing
01-Feb-2008, 10:24 AM
Congratulation for 303, Les!
Great shots, esp #1 is sharp and nice. :thumbsup:


Common Mime
01-Feb-2008, 10:42 PM
Work harder, Les. 333 is not impossible!

You have now exactly 29 days to celebrate your first anniversary on the island!!!

Sky Blue
01-Feb-2008, 10:51 PM
I guessed this one is Arhopala aida aida? Since BOT only listed A. aida aida, just wondering the other one A. aida ophir, is it unique at Mt. Ophir?

Painted Jezebel
02-Feb-2008, 12:58 AM
Sorry. You are quite right, it is A. aida aida.