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    Default Which Amathusia?

    1. A.phidippus?
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    2. Amathusia friderici? The HW 4th dark band (from base) looks narrow and notched.
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    The two species can be very difficult to ID based on the underside.

    1. Probably A. phidippus ;HW 4th band is narrow but barely notched.

    2. Probably A. phidippus perhaps with mixed genes. HW 4th band flare upwards like a trumpet (usual of A phidippus) but have a few notches.

    A. phidippus :HW 4th band typically increased in width upwards & sides not notched by the veins.
    https://wanderingbutterflyeffect.fil...e7731b860b.jpg
    https://www.whatsthatbug.com/wp-cont...g_malaysia.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...lson%20Ong.jpg

    A friderici holmahunti form utana.
    HW 4th band narrow throughtout except the head at the upper end may be wider, sides notched by the veins.
    Form utana is very dark , the male is almost black, the female dark brown with dusky orange subapical cross band.
    http://paro6.dnp.go.th/paro6_royal_p...20palmking.jpg
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25252431@N03/16624757753/
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U4fF2_cns...5282r%2529.jpg


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    Last edited by Psyche; 04-Jan-2019 at 07:06 PM. Reason: typo

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    Thank you.

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