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Thread: Euthalia merta or E. kanda?

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    Default Euthalia merta or E. kanda?

    Photographed in Mae Hong Son this week, nw Thailand. I cannot decide if this is E. kanda or E. merta as have no experience of either in the field. Would be grateful for opinions please. I am leaning toward E. merta as the underside hindwing appears to have dots on the sub-marginal edge rather than dashes.
    Many thanks

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    Euthalia merta.
    Normally in E. merta the arrowheads point outwards but this can be difficult to see as here.
    The FW postdiscal band widen & contain a short dark bar at the upper costal end.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q5JL1lXKi-...0/DSC_0312.JPG


    E. kanda; This short bar at the upper end of the band is absent.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/proj...uthalia-kanda/


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    Many thanks for the confirmation.

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