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    Default Butterfly Sightings in Hong Kong 2016

    Here are some shots to begin with.

    1. Which Mycalesis ?


    2. Notocrypta curvifascia


    3. Symbrenthia lilaea


    4. Choaspes benjaminii - need confirmation !

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    1. Mycalesis zonata It has more angualr wings.

    4. It seem impossible to seperate C. benjaminii & furcatus/hemixanthus apart from the underside.

    TL Seow : Cheers.

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    Glad to see you back in action, Fed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    Glad to see you back in action, Fed!
    Yes, as far as possible I am still in action in HK but the weather has not been kind or favorable for us to shoot.
    Anyway, I still prefer to post in the forum - so much easier for us to track, compare and learn from each other.
    For me, I learnt from the BC Forum but not from shots posted in FB!
    Let's keep BC forum alive - for us and for the next generations of butterfly photographers and enthusiasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacock Royal View Post
    Anyway, I still prefer to post in the forum - so much easier for us to track, compare and learn from each other.
    For me, I learnt from the BC Forum but not from shots posted in FB!
    Let's keep BC forum alive - for us and for the next generations of butterfly photographers and enthusiasts.
    Well said, Fed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacock Royal View Post
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    Anyway, I still prefer to post in the forum - so much easier for us to track, compare and learn from each other.
    For me, I learnt from the BC Forum but not from shots posted in FB!
    Let's keep BC forum alive - for us and for the next generations of butterfly photographers and enthusiasts.
    Me too Federick!

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    These were taken last weekend at Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve at Tai Po again.
    No chance to shoot this week as the weather today and yesterday were cold and cloudy.

    5. Which Pieris ? HK has two species, P. rapae and P. canidia.
    6. Parantica aglea
    7. Melanitis phedima
    8a. Zemeros flegyas . A long distance shot - Interesting to see the aberration on one side of the wings only.
    8b. Zemeros flegyas
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    Post 7 no 1.

    Pieris canidia.
    The FW black border have the inner margin saw-toothed.

    TL Seow:Cheers.

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    Thanks Dr Seow
    A few more shots taken today and yesterday.
    9. Faunis eumeus
    10 and 11: Papilio agestor
    12. Suastus gremius
    13. Parasarpa dudu
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    Post 9 no. 4

    Although Suastus minutus aditia is not recorded in HK, the whitish shading & ill-defined spots indicate it is this species.
    This pair matches C&P4 plate 54/58 very well.

    The degree of white shading & the size of the spots are very variable.
    An example of S. minutus aditia Thailand.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bZ5-OwTWPE...-Palm-Bob).jpg

    Examples of S. gremius from HK.
    http://static.inaturalist.org/photos...JPG?1429869436
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5308/5...9bf9bd65a1.jpg

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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