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Thread: ID Help - Prostosas bhutea or p. nelides?

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    Default ID Help Dr. Seow - Prostosas bhutea or p. nelides?

    This was shot in Fraser's Hill and was IDed as P bhutea. I post this in Facebook yesterday and some thought it could be P. nelides. I'm confused LOL:
    Prosotas sp.jpg
    Prosotas compare.jpg
    Bob Cheong

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    Prosotas nelides.

    In the past this have been misIDed as P. bhutea. (I am probably guilty as well.)

    P. nelides ;greyish ;FW band macular ( of nearly distinct spots) or catenulate (like chain-links); FW apex dark-shaded & submarginal spot blurred out.
    Regularly taken at Fraser's Hill.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8...b95c91cc61.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3UbkE5hi...0/DSC_2015.JPG

    Prosotas bhutea ;brownish; FW spots more band-like; FW no postdiscal & sub-basal (below midcell band) spot in space 1b.
    The pic below is the only in which the FW is raised high enough to show no spot in space 1b.
    http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/med...25cce173-1.jpg

    eg below ;although there is no sub-basal spot in space 1b ,there is a postdiscal spot present ,so it is not P. bhutea .
    http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/med...unte_aa900.jpg

    As P. bhutea is stated to be not uncommon in the hills it should look out for.

    TL Seow; Cheers.

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    Thank you so much for clearing the doubts Dr. Seow!

    Cheers!
    Bob Cheong

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