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Thread: Skipper ID needed

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    Default Skipper ID needed

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Please help to ID the following skipper, thanks on behalf of a friend.
    Palm Dart 2.JPG
    Cher Hern

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    Dear Dr Seow,
    Please help to ID the following skipper, thanks on behalf of a friend.
    Cher Hern

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    This is a strange one as the markings are rather faint.

    IT may suggest a Taractrocera but Taractrocera have rounded antennal clubs.& the UnH patterns do not match.
    T. ardonia & archias.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-da67BS6JBh...0/DSC_0183.JPG
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg

    The FW spot 4 & 5 are equal in size & the abdominal end is yellow.
    These indicate it is either P. omaha or ganda.

    It has to be a P. omaha male (note brushlike abdominal end)
    P. omaha is rather dull ochreous while P. ganda is strongly orange.
    Even if the black is reduced (suggesting dry-season influence) the basal orange do not change.
    P. omaha & P ganda male.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...obby%20Mun.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L3ew9ztkIk...thus-ganda.jpg

    Other species are ruled out by combination of abdiminal end black-banded or not & FW spot 4 & 5 of different sizes.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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