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    Default Is this Mycalesis perseus?

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    Mycalesis perseoides.

    A. FW white striae around eyespots typically thick & merging with the peripheral ones.

    A1 M. persoides. Inner margins of HW eyespots form a very irregular/jagged indentation ; Dark discal line also very irregular with 3-4 points or teeth, lowest at vein 1b prominent.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jx3Ps1jjyS..._adult_03Y.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...ederick_01.jpg
    The lower tooth may be flattened or absent (often absent further north in Thailand, Indochina.).
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Cushz_BH29...perseoides.jpg

    A2 .M. visala. Inner margins of HW eyespots more regular ;dark discal more regualr with one or barely any tooth, lower end without the tooth in perseoides.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...0Ben%20Jin.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...lson%20Ong.jpg

    A3. M. distanti ; FW spot 2 very large in wsf; Dark discal line without lower tooth; HW white band angled in at the top.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4738/...24c934d6_b.jpg
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3396/3...734_z.jpg?zz=1


    B. FW white striae around eyespots typically not broad.

    B1. M. mineus; HW inner margins of eyespots form a triangular indentation in the upper half; Lower 4 spots almost in a straight line.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...hee%20Ming.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...obby%20Mun.jpg

    B2. M. perseus.HW inner margins form a wide 'bowl' indentation ;lower 4 spots distinctly out of line; FW eyespots typically arranged in an arc.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...mes%20Chai.jpg

    B3. Mycalesis horsfieldi ;Eyespots more evenly-sized, striae thin; indentation shallow; lower 4 eyespots in a straight line.
    Bornean examples.
    https://www.jamiun.com/wp-content/up...rmarksmall.jpg
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Pb1TjFZOwMU/To...jpg?imgmax=800
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ieldi_66_2.jpg


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    Last edited by Psyche; 16-May-2018 at 06:45 PM. Reason: add. pix.

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    Thank you, Dr Seow!

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