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    Default Request ID for skippers

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Need your help to ID these 2 skippers. Thanks.

    1. Caltoris comasa?


    2. Potanthus serina?


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    Quite right. Both males.

    Caltoris cormasa .generally redder brown than all other Caltoris.
    Male have a greater contrast between FW & HW. The FW being lighter. Pix colour variable.
    Two males , two females.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b-kBsIeG7M...altoris-sp.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TjKxWVHrQm...herHern_01.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dg1jseJPJ2...0/DSC_0115.JPG
    http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Minibeas...318%20(10).JPG

    Potanthus serina. Large species with sharper FWs.
    1. FW spot 5 1/2 of spot 4.
    2. HW spot6 small at upper inner corner of band.
    3 Marginal areas neat with veins dark-dusted.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...serina-KSK.jpg

    TL Seow : Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr Seow for the explanation.

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