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Thread: A couple of Lycaenidae from Borneo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    All female 6 line blues have well-developed dark striae, including N. beroe. so yours is a male.

    The set male specimen below is definitely N. normani as can be seen from the brown border on the upperside HW.
    On the underside all the dark striae are poorly developed some being absent.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/N...niMUpUNAC1.jpg

    TL Seow; Cheers.
    PS. Field shots are particularly hard to ID if not in focus.
    I feel that the shots labelled as N. normani is actually N. calauria.
    The HW brown border is doubtful , & does not match the set specimen of N. normani.
    The rounded FWs & well-developed dark striae are also typical of N. calauria.
    N. calauria from Singapore. Dark striae strong ; FW band usually straight; FW submarginal spots 4 & 5 pointed.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...yica---2--.jpg
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5645/2...8fab0615_b.jpg

    It is probable the one labelled N. calauria is N. normani because the dark striae are weak & the FW band wavy.
    Dr Seow, do you think this could be a very worn out female calauria? I'm starting to see a hint of a white streak above the subbasal lines on the forewing. Or maybe it's just be the lighting.
    Aaron Soh

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    Quote Originally Posted by atronox View Post
    Attachment 24052
    I have resized and attached the same photo for ease of viewing.
    I supposed you are referring to the above pix.
    The female calauria have very strong dark striae & so could not be it. Also the FW band is almost always straight.

    The absence of the costal white dashes above the subbasal band is good for most beroe males but not absolute, some having some vestigial marks ; the female usually have some weak dashes.
    The other three beenice, calauria & kurava usually have well marked costal dashes in both sexes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    I supposed you are referring to the above pix.
    The female calauria have very strong dark striae & so could not be it. Also the FW band is almost always straight.

    The absence of the costal white dashes above the subbasal band is good for most beroe males but not absolute, some having some vestigial marks ; the female usually have some weak dashes.
    The other three beenice, calauria & kurava usually have well marked costal dashes in both sexes.

    TL Seow : Cheers.
    Thanks Dr Seow
    Aaron Soh

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