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    Dr Seow,

    Need some help on this Arhopala shot some time back at Bt Timah.
    Arhopala-BTNR.jpg
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    Should be correct as A. sublustris.

    Whether the topmost spot 9 is shifted in from the FW band seems immaterial.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4215/3...101c0810_c.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...erry%20Ong.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4234/3...7d25e0a4_c.jpg

    The upperside of the similar A. milleri is matt indigo blue ,& that of A. sublustris shiny blue.
    A. milleri is very rare.
    What can be used to differentiate the two based on the underside is unknown.

    TOL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 26-Feb-2018 at 09:18 AM. Reason: typo

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    Thanks. Let me dig out a series of shots that I took of this fella. I recall a shot with a bit of the upperside peeking through.
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    Just adding a few more shots that were taken at or around the same location at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on the same day for further verification of Arhopala sublustris.

    Arhopalasublustris1a.jpg

    Arhopalasublustris2.jpg

    Arhopalasublustris3.jpg
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    The upperside is a bright blue with the border a thread.
    That should confirmed it as A. sublustris.

    The upperside of the similar A. milleri is a matt indigo blue.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thanks, Dr Seow!
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