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Thread: ID needed for Brownwing

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    Default ID needed for Brownwing

    Dear Dr Seow, which Miletus is this? Miletus biggsii biggsii or Miletus symethus petronius? Thanks!
    Cher Hern

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    Female Miletus symethus petronius.
    The FW postdiscal spots do not contrast with the ground colour, being marked by faint white lines.
    There is a whitish shading at the FW apex which extends to the HW apex at rest.

    Males identifiable by their long claspers at the abdominal end.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s_enlarged.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...1_enlarged.jpg
    female.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...562-copy-4.jpg

    In Singapore M. biggsii seems to be very variable. The FW postdiscal spots are well-fined & there is no whitish shading.(possibility of more than one species)
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Mj9zxrDR37...gs+Brownie.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...llen%20Tan.JPG
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...%20biggsii.jpg

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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