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    Default Sulawesi Hesperiidae

    There are a lot of very similar photos to be shown here, so, to avoid confusion, I have started a seperate thread for the Hesperidae, hardly any have I been able to ID with any certainty!.

    Firstly, from Bogani Nani NP:

    1) A familiar one, I think, Polytremis lubricans lubricans?
    2&3) No idea!
    4) One of the more unusual species we came across, a species of deep forest.
    5&6) No apicalus. A Taractrocera sp?
    7) Same as for 5&6. No upperside available, sorry!
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    Part 2: Tangkoko Nature Reserve and our accomodation garden.

    There may be some duplicates, is so, I apologise in advance! Only one species was I able to get both underside and, a very bad, an upperside.

    The first is the only one I can positively identify - Coladenia kehelatha
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    Part 3 (last) - Minahsa Highlands.

    That is the lot of my pesky Hesperids!
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    Quite same to me for these 3





    Again Quite same to me for these 3





    Upper & under sides



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    Not sure


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    Now you know why I decided to start a second thread, and not mess up the main one!!

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    The 2 distinctive Buraras are:
    Burara iluska iluska. &
    Burara gomata radiosa
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    Is Taractrocera archias recorded from Sulawesi?
    If not, then all the Taractrocera are T. nigrolimbata.

    TL Seow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    The 2 distinctive Buraras are:
    Burara iluska iluska. &
    Burara gomata radiosa
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    Is Taractrocera archias recorded from Sulawesi?
    If not, then all the Taractrocera are T. nigrolimbata.

    TL Seow
    Thanks for the Burara sp. I had looked at B. gomata but discounted it due to the hindwing lacking the clear white stripe as in the Peninsular ssp.

    There are three Taractrocera spp. on Sulawesi, T. archias, T. luzonensis and T. nigrolimbata.

    Only 180+ photos left to ID!!!!

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    Post 1.

    1. I think P. lubricans is correct as there is only one spp. there.
    The hindwing spots are prominent.

    2 & 3. Pelopidas mathias/agna. I am inclined to think it is agna because of yellower shade, but I may be wrong.

    4. Unknown.

    5 & 6. Taractrocera archias male.Correction T. luzonensis dongala(only Taractrocera north, T. archias not found in Sulawesi.)
    7. female.

    TL Seow
    Last edited by Psyche; 26-May-2012 at 10:57 AM. Reason: wrong ID

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    2. ? Erionota hiraca sakita. Not sure about E. tribus.

    3. ? Hasora leucospila.
    4.[I] H. badra[/I].Correction H. quadripunctata(H.badra only in the south.)

    5&6 likely Potanthus pava. Underside that of Potanthus; upperside band continuous.Correction: P. fettingi variant. (P.pava-central Sulawesi)
    7. B. iluska.

    8. P. omaha. Note darkened hindwing veins.Correction. P. fettingi variant; P. omaha only in S. Sulawesi.

    9. Likely[I] P. pava[/I].Correction: P. fettingi.
    10. sameCorrection; T. luzonensis dongala; only Taractrocera north.

    11. P. omaha.( Correction probably P.fettingi :spot 5 much smaller than spot 4, joined to spot 6; hindwing veins darkened ruling out P. haeterus.) P. omaha only in south.

    12.probably Telicota ohara.Hindwing more heavily shaded.(T. ternatensis also with heavily shaded hindwing.)
    Correction: P. ternatensis. ; forewing spots too broad & too much overlap for T. ohara.
    (apiculus of T. ternatensis is described as white, so this probably confirmed the ID. Also T. ohara only in south.)

    TL Seow
    Last edited by Psyche; 26-May-2012 at 05:03 PM. Reason: correction/ add. info/add. correction

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