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    Default Skippers of Fraser Hill Trip- Aug 2012

    Owing to the number of unidentified hesperids found, I feel it is sensible to open a seperate thread for this familly, otherwise I think the main FH thread would become rather confusing, as happened with the Sulawesi trip.

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    Default Chilling - Part 1

    The ones I can identify!

    1&2) Idmon obliquans
    3&4) Odontoptilum angulatum angulatum (Chestnut Angle?) on a camouflage background!
    5) Koruthaialos rubecula
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    Default Chilling - Part 2 (Halpe)

    Three Halpe species:

    1&2) Possible Halpe flava?
    3&4) Possible Halpe insignis?
    5&6) Possible Halpe pelethronix or H. wantona?
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    Default Chilling - Part 2 (Pithauria)

    1) Pithauria marsena
    2) Pithauria stramineipennis stramineipennis
    3&4) Pithauria sp?
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    Post 3.

    1&2 Halpe toxopea.(Big upper cellspot & light yellowish band.)

    3 & 4 Halpe zema (Band yellowish & tornal part narrowed & angled prominently.)
    H. insignis have no band.

    5 . Halpe veluvana( spot 2 & 3 yellow & widely overlapping)
    6 is a different butt. with the forewing intact, probably H. pelethronix/wantona.

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    3 & 4. Upperside that of P. marsena male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    Post 3.

    1&2 Halpe toxopea.(Big upper cellspot & light yellowish band.)

    3 & 4 Halpe zema (Band yellowish & tornal part narrowed & angled prominently.)
    H. insignis have no band.

    5 . Halpe veluvana( spot 2 & 3 yellow & widely overlapping)
    6 is a different butt. with the forewing intact, probably H. pelethronix/wantona.

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    3 & 4. Upperside that of P. marsena male.

    TL Seow
    Thank you.

    re Post 3 (Halpe), I thought I would be mainly wrong, as it is 1/2 out of 3 was worse than I expected. I think I may have chosen the wrong underside for 6 (too many Halpe in the same place!). Is the one below H. veluvana? On further examination, it looks a bit more ochraceous, and it was taken immediately after the upperside shot.

    re Post 4 (Pithauria), pics 3 & 4 are the same specimen, so the oddly coloured underside is still P. marsena then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Jezebel View Post
    Thank you.

    re Post 3 (Halpe), I thought I would be mainly wrong, as it is 1/2 out of 3 was worse than I expected. I think I may have chosen the wrong underside for 6 (too many Halpe in the same place!). Is the one below H. veluvana? On further examination, it looks a bit more ochraceous, and it was taken immediately after the upperside shot.

    re Post 4 (Pithauria), pics 3 & 4 are the same specimen, so the oddly coloured underside is still P. marsena then?
    This new pic is not H. veluvana. It is too brown . It is also H. ?pelethronix.
    The post 3 pic 5 have both forewings torn.

    re Post 4 pic 3, the spots seem to have been abraded off . I can just made out a series of faint marks.

    TL Seow

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    Thank you. Very annoyingly, I appear to have missed getting the underside of H. veluvana!

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    I thought I had more Hesperids than this, but here are the last two.

    1&2) I suspect this is Isma iapis, but the underside black spots worry me.
    3,4 &5) Which Potanthus species?
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    Isma protoclea obscura.
    The upperside shows the long tornal cilia of iapis/protoclea.
    The underside is dark purplish; that of iapis is ochreous.
    A Singaporean example.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/forum...ad.php?t=11990

    Potanthus lydia fraseri.
    Larger & darker than omaha; the hindwing underside have the veins barely darkened.

    TL Seow

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