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Thread: Blue Brownwing (Miletus symethus petronius)

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    Default Blue Brownwing (Miletus symethus petronius)

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Is this Blue Brownwing (Miletus symethus petronius)?
    Thanks! (Same specimen)

    Cher Hern

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    Yes, it is Miletus symetheus.

    The two females can be rather confusing.
    Two features in combination are useful ID points.

    M. biggsii; FW postdiscal spot 6 shifted outwards from postdiscal spot 5 below it; apical areas of both wings not white-shaded.
    http://media.kenanaonline.com/photos...jpg?1350924688
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1085/1...ffdea9a1c0.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8TcatxqbzM...wnie-MarkW.jpg

    M. symetheus. :FW postdiscal spot 6 not shifted out from spot 5; apical areas of both wings white-shaded ;this cause the FW postdical band to be blurred . The white shaded areas line up at full rest.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...562-copy-4.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X-8RViE_q5...wnie-KohCH.jpg


    TL Seow:Cheers.

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