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    Dear Dr. Seow Sir, please help me confirm identification of these following species...
    Thank you in advance Sir...

    1. Atrophaneura aidoneus?

    Common batwing c.jpg

    2. Pantoporia sandaka?

    Extra lascar c.jpg

    Extra lascar (close) c.jpg

    3. Zizeeria karsandra?

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    4. Koruthaialos butleri?

    Dark velvet bob c.jpg

    Dark velvet bob upper c.jpg

    5. Jamides alecto?

    metallic cerulean c.jpg

    6. My suspect is Mycalesis intermedia ?....following id keys provided in this forum & I'm posting here the sex brand as a supportive key. It will also be helpful for me,if you provide a detail identification guide of Mycalesis based on sex brand....

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    1. Atrophaneura varuna female.


    A. varuna FW with the basal & cell regions dark, the dark stripes within the cell obscure ; male HW scentfold triangular.
    female with a whitish area near the FW lower margin.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...76e90516-1.jpg
    https://alchetron.com/cdn/atrophaneu...esize-750.jpeg
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/89/c1...0935409b72.jpg


    A. aidoneus. FW with the ground colour more uniform & thstripes within the cell more visible; Male HW scentfold with regular curved margin.
    Female without the whitish patch near the lower margin.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...b8ed70dfa8.jpg
    https://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_...aidoneus.v.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...5a8bf713-1.jpg
    Last edited by Psyche; 01-Aug-2020 at 08:35 AM.

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    2. Pantoporia sandaka davidsoni male.

    The two specieas are even more confusing in India where the dsf P. hordonia closely resembles the wsf P. sandaka.

    P. sandaka davidsoni.
    FW submarginal grey band always broken into beads.
    Male postdiscal band ( with round head & a foot extending inwards along the lower margin) with the foot large.
    Male HW speculum white , shiny & may be seen with the FW raised high.

    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim1/720020010.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantop..._(cropped).jpg
    dsf
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/balakr...pil/4366756386
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim1/720020010.html
    Note white flash denoting the white speculum.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantop...rappally_1.jpg

    P. hordonia hordonia.
    FW submarginal grey band wider than the orange band (wsf) FW foot of postdiscal band narrower.
    HW speculum small & grey.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim1/720010001.html
    Typical wsf.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...8da1dc25-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...uari_ah836.jpg
    dsf.
    Note the FW postdiscal band's foot is large denoting a male but the left FW is raised showing no white speculum , thus a male P. hordonia. Correction dsf female P. sandaka compare Yutaka webpage female at Nan.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...c25bbff2-1.jpg

    A female P. hordonia showing the FW postdiscal band's small foot.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...87f0f317-1.jpg
    Last edited by Psyche; 01-Aug-2020 at 08:50 AM.

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    3 It could be the female Z. karsandra but hard to tell.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...eria-karsandra

    4. Koruthaialos butleri.
    UnF more or less of equal tone to HW at rest.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...f4b25414-1.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/91520001.html

    A. nigrita; Underside both wings with a difuse pale fascia.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ai453.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/91560020.html

    Stimula swinhoei [UnF paler in the outer zone.
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...a-swinhoei.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/91550010.html

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    5. Jamides alecto.

    3 species are very similar in which the HW basal most band is dislocated.

    Jamides caeruleus ;The underside is dark shaded & the lowest stria of the FW postdiscal band hangs free in between the border of the band.Male bright blue.
    Two males.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/290/32...624eecb8_b.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q2_kLPWxVe...0/DSC_0726.JPG
    Female.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...race%20Tan.jpg


    J. alecto.
    FW postdiscal band have the last stria joining the inner border. male upperside FW with a dark border.
    FW striae rather thick.
    Male & female.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rzo8wjfyC..._Khew_01_c.jpg
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/J...asMUpUnAC1.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/900/39...4c633c57_b.jpg

    Jamides elpis.
    Similar to J. alecto FW last stria of the postdiscal band hangs from the inner border of the band.
    FW striae rather thin; Male upperside FW witthe a dark border a thread.
    Male & female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...97cf3608-2.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rzo8wjfyC...ing_egg_01.jpg

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    6. Mycalesis intermedia.


    Three species are very similar in India.

    Mycalesis mineus.
    HW inner margins of ocelli forms a triangular indentation in the upper half.
    FW spot 2 fairly large, whiye striae usually not much enhanced.
    Male UpH brand elongate short, dark covered by the hair pencil.
    UnF brand dark elongate, short not reaching the postdiscal white band.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...f1bd7431-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ac461.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ac460.jpg


    [I]M. visala visala.[/I UpH brand elongate yellow; UnF brand yellow long reaching the postdiscal white band.
    FW spot 2 can be very large, white striae more strongly enhanced.
    HW inner margins of ocelli forms a shallow wide indentation.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ag988.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ag989.jpg


    M. intermedia. FW spot 2 always very large ;white striae moderately enhanced.
    Inner margins of ocelli forms a deep sharp indentation in the upper half.
    Male brand on UnF reddish brown, elongate but does not reach the postdiscal band.
    UpH brand laso elongate fully covered by the hair pencil.
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...a-1080x723.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ag558.jpg



    TL Seow : Cheers.

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    Thank you so much sir, for your valuable guidance...

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