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Thread: Jamides sp for ID

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    Default Jamides sp for ID

    Another blogger sent these in, which he ID'ed as Malaccan Caerulean. I'm quite sure it's not J. malaccanus.

    Looks more like the normal J. celeno.

    Seow, your views?
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    The forewing postdiscal band is not continuous from vein 3 to 7, implying this Jamides sp. is not in the celeno group. Thus it is neither the Malaccan Caerulean nor the Common Caerulean.
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    Yes, it is a female J. elpis pseudelpis.

    The postdiscal band is completely dislocated at vein 4 with the lower spot in space 3 fully shifted inwards.
    There is a partial dislocation at vein 6 .(ruling out J. abdul.)
    The hindwing sub-basal band is dislocated & the nature of the misalignment also ruled out J. caeruleus).
    As usual this leaves only elpis & alecto.
    This one is pretty clear. The white striae of the lower part of the discal band on the forewing are much narrower than that of the corresponding part of the submarginal band.
    Sunny's observation on the Singapore populations of these two also applies here. The ' barb ' of alecto is not seen.

    TL Seow

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    Thanks, Seow. Looks like another new location for this species then.

    With regard to the "barb", are you referring to the hindwing tornal striae?
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    Almost exact match with my J. elpis ID Plate.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post

    With regard to the "barb", are you referring to the hindwing tornal striae?
    Yes, where they meet & resemble the business end of a fishhook.

    TL Seow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post

    With regard to the "barb", are you referring to the hindwing tornal striae?
    Seow is referring to :
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