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    Default Some ARHOPALA from my trips that I don't know or I'm too lazy to ID



    Arhopala sp.
    - Doi Pomuen, Chiang Mai, 1800 mt, March





    Arhopala sp.
    - Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, 500 mt, March

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    Arhopala sp.
    - Koh Phangan, South Thailand, June




    Arhopala sp.
    - Betong, South Thailand, July




    Arhopala cfr. muta
    Betong, South Thailand July




    Arhopala sp.
    Khao Ramrome, Peninsular Thailand, 950 mt, May

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    Second one has been identified before

    http://www.butterflycircle.com/showt...ht=#post129183
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    Ooops... a huge mass of pictures still on the way to be processed and some mistakes now and then...

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    Post 1.
    1 This does match A. asopia but it is hard to be certain with only one comparison.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...iaMUpUnAC1.jpg

    2. Already IDed as A. agaba.

    Post 2.

    1. Aberration with distorted & reduced spots.
    HW position of postdiscal spots 6 & 7 plus the tail indicate A. atosia or lurida.
    Well contrasted markings suggest A. lurida.

    2. Should be a more typical A. lurida.

    A. atosia typical examples from Singapore & Malaya .
    Markings pale poorly contrasted ;HW postdiscal spots 4 & 5 out of alignment.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check..._atosia_01.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0EK80AsaR7...rhopala-sp.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4H6m8Oqiz7...0/DSC_0156.JPG
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...naMUpUnAC1.jpg

    A. lurida; markings better contrasted ;HW postdiscal spots 4 & 5 better aligned.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DM8PBWShjY...ala+lurida.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RsKPooOdJp...rida+(TBC).jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...daMUpUnAC1.jpg

    3. Probably A. zylda.
    Tailless, no tooth. HW postdiscal band only partially dislocated at vein 2.
    This keyed as either A. zylda or stubbsi, but in A. stubbsi the dislocation appears very slight.

    4. The FW is raised & postdiscal spot 2 & 3 are well out of line ; HW postdiscal band dislocated completely at vein 2.
    Either A. muta or moorei.


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    Thank you Dr. Seow for your invaluable help.

    I will have to post soon more Arhopala to ID or confirm, hoping do not disturb you too much.


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    Default ID Correction.

    Post 2. no. 3. is likely Arhopala antimuta.

    HW postdiscal spot 7 appears to be a bit farther to the inside of spot 6, but this is often seen in A. antimuta.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x725.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check..._HoraceTan.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...imuta_Chng.jpg
    http://www.phuketnaturetours.com/Pag...20Kraburi%20NP

    The position of HW spot 6 & 7 in A. zylda should be like this example of A. epimuta, ie. spot 7 more distinctly set further in.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check..._Horace_02.jpg


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    First one is Arhopala paralea; the shape of the post-discal bands matches better especially at the lowermost part. Also the colour within the bands contrasts with the purplish ground colour in paralea whereas in asopia they are both more or less the same shade of brown
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    It is unfortunate the set specimen in the link is mis-labelled as A. ascopia.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...iaMUpUnAC1.jpg

    A. ascopia is tailless. fig 50 -51.
    http://archive.org/stream/illustrati...e/n38/mode/1up

    Agreed it is likely A. paralea though the green scalings are more prominent here.

    Amazingly this below is labelled as A. paralea.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/monsoo...7623219761418/

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