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Thread: Duffer Shot at Nam Nao National Park, Thailand

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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Could you kindly help to ID this Duffer shot at Nam Nao National Park, Northern Thailand.

    IMG_8560v1.1.jpg


    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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    It is Discophora sondaica zal. HW is more angular.
    http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/med...ppil_ar542.jpg
    D. deo is similar but the markings blurry.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...o-1080x725.jpg
    D. timora ;Rounded HW a more variegated pattern.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x718.jpg

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    Thanks, Dr Seow for the pointers.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Based on the pointers above, this Duffer is probably a D. deo, correct.

    IMG_2235v1.1.jpg

    Thanks.
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    David Chan

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    It is a female Discophora sondaica zal.
    The female have a series of white spots which shows through.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/ama/50440010.html


    Both sexes of Discophora deo have an orange cross band. This should also be visible usually.
    Male.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...ophora-deo.jpg


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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Thanks for the pointers. Rather challenging for beginners.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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