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    This is the final part of this series, where we continue our discussion on some recent name changes/updates in the book, Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand by Dr Laurence Kirton. It is noted that many of the name "updates" were common names that reverted to the original common names found in Evans' "The Identification of Indian Butterflies" published by the Bombay Natural History Society in 1927. Back then, this reference was probably the most comprehensive work available in the butterfly world.

    Read the full article @ http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2...rflies_24.html
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    Zicky

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Here are some new skipper

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    This skipper is the size of a caltoris, big as a biden pilosa. FW vein

    Zicky Today, 04:36 PM Go to last post
    Psyche

    ID requests

    This is one of the female from Pulau Ubin.
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...468/large.jpeg

    I was emailed another similar

    Psyche 12-Aug-2022, 12:58 AM Go to last post
    LJK1410

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    Thank you for all the inputs Dr Seow and Aaron! Hopefully there would be more individuals of this elusive species seen in the near future

    LJK1410 11-Aug-2022, 04:04 AM Go to last post
    Psyche

    ID requests

    Yes. I would concede Aaron is correct.

    Both are female Rapala cowani females.


    My confusion stem from the fact that

    Psyche 11-Aug-2022, 03:33 AM Go to last post
    LJK1410

    ID requests

    Hi Dr Seow, I would agree more with Aaron at least for the second individual, the ground colour seems too greyish from that of the regular pale brown

    LJK1410 11-Aug-2022, 03:23 AM Go to last post
    atronox

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    The Rapala are female Rapala cowani- the greyish ventral ground colour (from all angles and under different lighting conditions- the orange scales around

    atronox 11-Aug-2022, 01:41 AM Go to last post
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