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    Default ID Needed for Skipper

    Hi Dr Seow, is this Small Branded Swift (Pelopidas mathias mathias)? Thanks!
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    It can be quite difficult to tell them apart sometimes.
    I think it looks like P. agna.
    The HW looks clean. with some abrasion.

    P. agna Singapore.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2zX05Bzipt...Horace-Tan.jpg

    P. mathias. Singapore & Penang.
    http://wildpenang.weebly.com/uploads...41810_orig.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1XGrD95ktp...nded-Swift.jpg

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    Dr Seow, what about comparing with this...
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/showt...September+2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Nawab View Post
    Dr Seow, what about comparing with this...
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/showt...September+2015
    Yes, those are good examples of P. agna & mathias.
    So it is correct as P. agna.

    P, mathias is tinged with grey which appears as irregular whitish shading in pix.

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    Dear Dr Seow, is this P. agna? Thanks!
    Last edited by Blue Nawab; 17-Dec-2016 at 09:00 PM.
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    Borbo cinnara.

    Unlike post 1 there is no HW cellspot; Body hair is also greenish.

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    Dear Dr Seow, is this P. mathias? Thanks!
    Branded Swift.jpg
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    Yes, female P. mathias.
    There is uneveness in the colour with the marginal areas paler, & the overall dark colour.

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    Dear Dr Seow, what's the id for the following skipper? Thanks!
    Cher Hern

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    Post 9.

    This looks to be a worn Caltoris bromus male.

    The FW spots are reduced here. There is a small upper cellspot which by its position is correctly placed.

    A male C. bromus yanucca Taiwan. Note the antennae are similarly marked.
    http://img0.ph.126.net/pAg5pZhYqA8Xo...8117714504.jpg

    Sunny's pix is correctly C. bromus .(I cofused it with C. cormasa brcause it was very redbrown in my old laptop.)
    http://s35.photobucket.com/user/Schi...-7140.jpg.html

    A. worn C. cormasa.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TjKxWVHrQm...herHern_01.jpg

    C. malaya male & female.(FW w2ithout cellspot).
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sEtiy2_aX...M_adult_06.jpg

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