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    Default What skipper is this?

    Took photo of this very nice skipper at the overhead bridge besides my flat at S. Nth this morning, any idea what's the ID?

    Thanks in advance
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    ha, now we start shooting at canopy level

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    Palm-Bob? hmm. does not seem to be the same color.
    http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/...ae/gremius.htm

    Not coconut skipper, right? the white spot is missing. :P
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    Wah, u also start shooting at overhead bridge! Can't help in the id, not enough level to recognise this species.
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    This is one of those hard to Id Telicota sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue
    ha, now we start shooting at canopy level
    Ya lor, influence by Com Rose but actually got tip off from my wife saying that there are many Lime and Painted Jazebel fluttering there at the overhead bridge, just a 3 minutes walk from my HDB flat house. Since this a cloudy morning so I decided to try my luck there. Butts sighted include:

    1. 1 plain tiger,
    2. 3~4 Lemon Emigrant (two forms),
    3. 3~4 Lime Butts, male & female,
    4. 2 skippers, (posted the orange fro ID)
    5. Cycad blue,
    6. 2~3 Com Mime
    7. 1 Painted Zazebel

    Quite good considering the number of species sighted over at the OHB! in 1.5hrs time, Butts sighting at just your door step!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser
    Ya lor, influence by Com Rose but actually got tip off from my wife saying that there are many Lime and Painted Jazebel fluttering there at the overhead bridge, just a 3 minutes walk from my HDB flat house. Since this a cloudy morning so I decided to try my luck there. Butts sighted include:

    1. 1 plain tiger,
    2. 3~4 Lemon Emigrant (two forms),
    3. 3~4 Lime Butts, male & female,
    4. 2 skippers, (posted the orange fro ID)
    5. Cycad blue,
    6. 2~3 Com Mime
    7. 1 Painted Zazebel

    Quite good considering the number of species sighted over at the OHB! in 1.5hrs time, Butts sighting at just your door step!

    Erm... it's Painted Jezebel.

    Anyway, Gan's right - what you shot is one of the 3 Telicota species which occurs here in Singapore. I've not updated our Singapore checklist as there is always this nagging doubt about their ID's. Those of you who have C&P4, can compare, though the book doesn't show the undersides. So we'll have to depend on actual specimens. What is needed, are the males/females when mating. If you ever come across a mating pair, try to capture them for me to compare with those in my collection. The reason is that the males are females are slightly different and are also variable.

    The 3 species which occur here in Singapore (according to C&P4) are :

    Telicota augias augias
    Telicota besta bina
    Telicota colon stinga
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