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    Default Assistance to ID Sunbeam Butterflies Taken at Northern Thailand

    Dear Dr Seow,

    Appreciate if you could kindly help to ID these 4 Sunbeams.

    Pic 1 IMG_7419v1.1.jpg

    Pic 2 IMG_7511v2.1.jpg

    Pic 3 IMG_7729v1.1.jpg

    Pic 4 IMG_8824v1.1.jpg

    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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    They are terribly difficult to ID correctly.
    1 UNdoubted Curetis acuta.
    dsf angular HW; FW with apex pointed, falcate. Un. with band running from top to bottom.
    C. acuta.
    dsf
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ce41ddc4-1.jpg
    http://www.flutters.org/home/photoga...g_bhutia_3.jpg
    wsf.
    http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/med...63846be3-1.jpg

    2. should be C. santana
    HW with submarginal marks in space 6 & 7 completely dislocated.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RKEt0LWyTZ...lt_Loke_01.jpg

    3. should be Curetis bulis.
    HW with the postdiscal marks in space 6 tuck under the mark in space 7.
    Submarginal marks in space 6 & 7 aligned.
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/7...9a52def1_c.jpg
    http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Butterf...070501031B.jpg

    4.Probably wsf C. acuta.
    HW with prominwnt submarginal fascia extending down ; postdiscal marks in space 6 & 7 aligned.
    HW shape more rectangular.;FW apex slightly falcate.


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 30-Aug-2018 at 11:31 PM.

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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Yes, they are extremely hard to ID. Thanks a lot for the pointers.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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