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    Default Ypthima baldus?

    A BC blog reader from Indonesia sent me this Ypthima pic for species ID.
    The mating pair looks like our Common Five Ring (Y. baldus) but with much larger spots in spaces 2-3, and spaces 5-6 on the hindwing.

    Does the distribution of Y. baldus includes Indonesia? Possible look-alike species in Indonesia?
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    Perhaps Teo TP or Dr Seow can help. There are quite a few of these Ypthima in the region that are quite similar looking to the Singapore/Malaysian ones, but are different species. Take a look at Pisuth's book for the wide range. Indonesian Ypthimas will probably have quite a number of species not found here.
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    I don't think it is baldus, but it is necessary to ask from which island this pair was taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    I don't think it is baldus, but it is necessary to ask from which island this pair was taken.

    TL Seow
    It was taken in Ternate (North Maluku, Indonesia).
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    I am lost here. The Moluccas (Maluku) is unknown territory.

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    It is OK. I will just cite the lack of relevant references in my reply. Thanks.
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    Here is a piece of luck.
    In going thru funet website on Ypthima there is only one listed spp for N.Maluku including Ternate namely, Ypthima stellera sepyra Hewitson.
    http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/...ima/index.html

    The original drawing matched eg fig 10 on the right.
    http://www.archive.org/stream/transa.../n736/mode/1up

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    Thanks, Dr Seow for the speedy research!
    Yes, the fig 10 matches rather well. I will inform the blog reader accordingly.
    Horace

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