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    Quote Originally Posted by moloch View Post
    ... not butterflies but such lovely animals. Tiger Leeches were so affectionate and just loved us. Les suggested that this would make a nice Valentine's Card. Strange, but my wife was not impressed by these.
    I do remember that leeches were Les' best friends when we were at Endau-Rompin.
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    Nelson, great upperside shot of Silver
    David, the shot of Rajah is beautiful

    posting a few difficult to ID shots here for our expert Seow. Thanks in advance.

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    This is what I think they are, Lc.

    1 Allotinus sstrigatus male. (corrected)
    Note submarginal spots with white edges.Forewing postdiscal spots arched inwards at costa; Hindwing postdiscal spots in space 5, 6, 7 in line.( spot 6 is midway between 5 & 7.)

    2 Caltoris bromus probably.
    Note all 3 legs right side, with midtibia smooth; Edge of upper cell spot(large) just seen, so 2 spotted Caltoris. Underside colour suggest bromus.

    3 Allotinus sarrastes female.
    Prominent white-edged submarginal spots; note hindwing postdiscal spot in space 6 nearer to 5 than to 7.

    4 & 5 Arhopala major
    Hindwing postdiscal spots in spaces 5,6,& 7 in line ; inner 2 spots in space 7 small.

    6 Potanthus ganda male.
    Probably almost impossible to tell ganda & mingo apart from the upperside but the costal-cellular orange in ganda more solid above & below in the male; also ganda is much more common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atronox View Post
    1st lycaenid looks like a Sinthusa privata.
    Brilliant, Aaron! This had been troubling me all trip. A +1 for my list, to take the place of the Malayan Red Harlequin, which I have had to delete from the provisional list (reasons to follow when I have processed the photos!).

    Also, thanks Seow for the IDs, the Allotinus was just down as Allotinus sp.

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    Processed all I am going to do for today!

    The Allotinus species I have appears different from that already posted, so this may still be another +1 for the list. Also, here are the Red Harlequin photos. The upperside had been causing me problems, and I now believe them to show a female Banded Red Harlequin (Paralaxita orphna orphna). Advices would be welcome.
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    Wonderful shots everyone . Great trip! Let's go to Imbak next time:D

    I got a crappy snapshot of this by sg maliau, high up on a tree


    Troides amphrysus? male.


    @David, the two lovely leeches were mating?:D
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    Love to shoot this flying Tree Nymp


    Idea stolli (Common Tree Nymphh




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    Need confirmation on the below IDs. Thanks

    Neptis sankara ?



    Acytolepis puspa ?



    Ancistroides nigrita (Chocolate Demon) ?



    Euthalia merta ?



    Unknown Arhopala, left top corner is the opened wings shot.




    Athyma reta ?



    Unknown Faunis ?



    Unknown ?


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    Splendid series guys. I particularly like the 3 Jays puddling together. The juxtaposed positions of the 3 Jays help highlight the differences between the species.

    The other photos are equally stunning as well. Thanks for sharing guys! Maliau Basin will be on my must visit places after I graduate!
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