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    Default Contiguous Swift ?

    Is this Polytremis lubricans lubricans (Contiguous Swift)?
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    It is a female skipper & the colouration does not match the Contiguous swift female which is yellow-brown. Also the pale area in space 1b is large.
    Unfortunately the hindwing is photographed edge-on.
    It should be a female Caltoris bromus, with 2 cell spots and typically with 2 subapical spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    It is a female skipper & the colouration does not match the Contiguous swift female which is yellow-brown. Also the pale area in space 1b is large.
    Unfortunately the hindwing is photographed edge-on.
    It should be a female Caltoris bromus, with 2 cell spots and typically with 2 subapical spots.

    TL Seow
    Thanks Seow for the help. Hmm.. Caltoris bromus is not in Singapore checklist. I looked through my shots and found one with hindwing partially visible. Will this be useful? I rotated it CCW for better viewing and comparison.

    I google on the net and found some pictures of Caltoris bromus (mainly from HK)
    http://jjh.pbase.com/g6/90/2490/2/81720370.dfEPozyO.jpg
    http://www.google.com.sg/imgres?q=Ca...67tGECQ&zoom=1
    http://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~ynsu...SC_5316-1.html
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    The ID has to be correct since the underside hindwing colouration is too light for the other two possibilities with 2 large cell spots, ie. C. cahira (dark chocolate) and C. brunnea(dark purple-brown).

    Horace have bred the same species recently.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/forum...ad.php?t=12189

    TL Seow

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    Thank you, Seow
    This is interesting!
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