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    4. is Potanthus pseudomaesa.
    5 sp. of Potanthus in South India.

    P. pseudomaesa ;FW with slight overlap between spot 3 & 4; no overlap between spot 5 & 6 ;Abdominal end narrow black band.
    HW apical spot of band projected out.Un with dark spots.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...3dd6c313-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...1a69905b-3.jpg

    P. confucius ;FW more continuous & veins generally not dark ;Uusually spots 4 & 5 with overlap above & below them.Abdominal end mostly yellw ;dark band may be absent.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...216ee965-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ohan_an073.jpg

    P. pava.Similat to P. confucius with FW continuous band; larger with longer FWs; Male FW base of space 3 orange (as Telicota colon male)
    Abdominal end mostly orange.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...82f9fd27-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...d638ef1b-1.jpg

    P. palnia ;FW spots 4 & 5 with little overlap below ;spot 5 smaller than spot 4; Underside shaded dark greenish without spots;abdominal end black.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...4df0929d-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...2ee46d1f-1.jpg
    https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4536...eb33ea48_b.jpg

    P. pallida ;FW spot 4 % without overlap, widely detached ; HW apical spot strongly projected out;abdominal end dark; Un darkish with vague spots.
    Sri Lanka.
    https://biodiversityofsrilanka.blogs...llida.html?m=1
    Female.
    http://slbutterflies.lk/storage/app/...1492795764.JPG
    India.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...3e0a32a9-1.jpg
    Male on the left.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4007/4...cc85b483_b.jpg
    Female.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4056/4...30a43632_z.jpg


    5. Oriens gola.
    O. goloides have the veins dark-dusted.

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    6. Pseudocoaldenia dan dan.
    The horse-shoe cellspot is characteristic.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/#!...ocoladenia-dan

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you so much Dr. Seow.

    I am sorry most of the photos were not of good quality. Actually we took clippings from videos.
    Still you have given us proper ids.
    Regards gkbaliga

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    I hope you write a book on identifying butterflies Dr Seow
    (If you haven't written so far that is)

    Please let us know if you have already written or planning to write.
    Regards gkbaliga

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkbaliga View Post
    I hope you write a book on identifying butterflies Dr Seow
    (If you haven't written so far that is)

    Please let us know if you have already written or planning to write.
    I have thought of that but it is just too difficult.
    Most of the IDs as you may have know by now are based on an educated guess, by checking the descriptions, the images available, comparing the markings ,cross checking other species in the same region, eg S. India 5 species of Potanthus, Sri Lanka 3 similar species, Taiwan 2 species confucius & pava similar, etc.
    Species also varies a lot & across different countries.
    Many images have only the underside view & the label may be incorrect.

    I am leaving this on hold.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Very true Dr. Seow

    I being in South India have made my notes on the 5 Potanthus species occuring here, but still doubt crops up, just as an example.

    Thanks for everything
    Regards gkbaliga

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