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    Dr. Seow ,

    Your assistance in this skipper would be much appreciated. The more I look at it the more I am getting confused!!!

    It does looks like a Potanthus to me.....

    Both pictures are from same individual.





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    Why did you conclude that it looks like a Potanthus, Sunny? Is it because of the size? From the markings and wing shape, this still looks more like a Telicota to me.
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    The size, forewing and hindwing markings.
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    It is a female Telicota.

    Almost all Potanthus have a big spot in space 7 on the hindwing. If that is absent then there is a spot in space 6 above the band.
    The 3 forewing subapical spots are also well-defined in Potanthus..

    There is a dusky shading throughout the hindwing. The veins are lightly darkened.
    These 2 features indicate this should be a female Telicota ohara.

    TL Seow

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    Thank you Dr. Seow for the speedy replied .

    I was getting thoroughly confused by some errors in the checklist on the Telicota species !!

    Khew ,

    We have this suspected Telicota ohara as voucher specimen for your setting and further examination !!



    PS :

    I was also partially confused by the Potanthusa confucius at this site..

    http://kinmatsu.idv.tw/show.php?f=in...a/butterfly-27

    And a similar Potanthus confucius without the hindwing spot at space 6&7 at Pg 53 of the Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Butterflies ( Butterfly Identification ) 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverstreak View Post

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    I was also partially confused by the Potanthusa confucius at this site..

    http://kinmatsu.idv.tw/show.php?f=in...a/butterfly-27

    And a similar Potanthus confucius without the hindwing spot at space 6&7 at Pg 53 of the Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Butterflies ( Butterfly Identification ) 2010.
    Small wonder, Sunny!

    The 1st & last images in the website are Potanthus. The last probably correct as P. confucius.
    The rest in between are Telicota.

    TL Seow

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    I agree entirely with Seow on the website specimens. The overlapping spots 5 & 6 seem to indicate that the last is P. confucius. The rest, I would not want to guess, I hate these genera (there are quite a few I have real problems with! ).

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