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    Default ID requested for Telicota sp.

    Greetings from INDIA!!!!

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am attached with same individual of Telicota sp. for indentification purpose. Species captured from Shyamkhola, District of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. My guessed is Telicota besta

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    Rajib Dey
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    This a rather tricky one.
    Salient points.
    1. FW with some orange at the base of space 2.
    2. Grey brand rather straight & central in the black space.


    A. FW with a triangular orange patch at the base of space 2.

    A1. Telicota besta Male brand set nearer the inner margin of black space usually slightly arcuate.
    Singapore.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6-BjVfqOIQ...male_up_01.jpg
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5hO6tO_xZtM/S5...1153405827.jpg
    Malaya.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n_yvZvniiO...0/DSC_0303.JPG
    S. China.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/56/186...f94f8404_b.jpg
    Taiwan.
    http://www.yin-image.com/butterfly/t...s/IMG_0452.jpg

    A2. Telicota augias; Brand set centrally & straight in the black space ;more orangey than other species.
    Singapore.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y3LkExqbZs...ias_male_2.jpg
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Butterfli...DPP_1014-L.jpg
    Australia.
    http://v3.boldsystems.org/pics/ANICU...1302406416.JPG


    B. FW with the base of space 2 black but occasionally with some orange shadings.

    B1. Telicota linna :large FW >18mm. FW band narrower , spot 2 & 3 about 1&1/2 X width of spots 4 & 5.
    Singapore.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qDEk4MIq_...TL_male_05.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wU0gNp51E3...Horace-Tan.jpg
    Malaya.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EiOiXlm5t...0/DSC_0002.JPG
    Nagaland.
    https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7041472

    B2 Telicota bambusae :Small ,FW 15mm. FW short, band broader, spots 2 & 3 about 2X the width of spots 4 & 5.
    http://www.flutters.org/home/photoga...hish-tiple.jpg
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...avoor_(21).jpg


    Following the key it would suggest Telicota augias (recorded in Nagaland).However the appearance suggest it is Telicota linna which is said to be the commonest Telicota in Bangladesh.
    Note T augias. male have lighter & narrower dark bands on the abdomen.

    TL Seow: Cheers.
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    Exampe .T. bambusae with a prominent orange patch at the base of space 2; brand straight. Bengalore S. India .Well out of the range of both T. besta & augias.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taract...art_hebbal.jpg
    Last edited by Psyche; 28-Jun-2019 at 07:37 AM.

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    Default ID requested for another Telicota sp.

    Dear Dr. T L Seow,
    Thank you for your valued response. Till now I am confuse with Telicota sp. Further I am sending another Telicota sp. (both un & up view) for indentification purpose. Species recorded from Kolkata, West Bengal, India on dated Aug'18. You are requested to guide me the ID process of mentioned specimen as well as confirmation of previous one.

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    Post 3.
    Telicota colon. Base of space 2 always orange.
    FW spot 5 with little or no overlap with spot 6. (Ignore the overlapping vein-stripe or spikes.
    Spot 4 with little overlap with spot 3.
    Spot 5 slightly shifted out from spot 4 ie not fully overlapping as in other species; shape of spots 4 & 5 often distorted.
    Spots 2 & 3 with long veinstripes.
    Male brand arcuate placed near inner border of black space.(There is a bigger black spacing between brand & outer border of black space .)
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    ale. Ssp. stinga from Singapore (with longer vein-stripes.)
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...colon1-KSK.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...colon2-KSK.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...colon3-KSK.jpg
    Female.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oK76RoQgG7.../s1600/023.jpg
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    Telicota bambusae.
    Band width varies a bit.
    Brand straight within the black space .
    Base of space 2 usually black sometimes orange.
    Female with 2 long cellend bars.

    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...845e417d-3.jpg
    Sri Lanka (with narrower band)
    http://slbutterflies.lk/storage/app/...1492796263.JPG

    ssp horisha China ,Taiwan with long vein stripes. note spots 4 & 5 with good overlaps with the other spots & brand is straight.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/5567/1...9e7f96d2_b.jpg

    Female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...?5cf0a2508acf3


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thanks Sir.
    1. The yellowish subapical/postdiscal step-up bands running from space R5 to space CuA2 for the male of T. colon have yellowish scaling along the vein to the margin like a radar antennae stretched towards the margin of the upper forewing (Ref.: Indenfying Butterflies, Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society, Page No.: 165
    2. Upf outer edge of discalspots deeply excavated and continued along veins to termen in male. (The indentification of Indian butterflies by Evans., Page no.: 263)

    But in this species only Spot 2 & 3 continued along veins towards termen.

    Regards,
    Rajib Dey

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyrajib View Post
    Thanks Sir.
    1. The yellowish subapical/postdiscal step-up bands running from space R5 to space CuA2 for the male of T. colon have yellowish scaling along the vein to the margin like a radar antennae stretched towards the margin of the upper forewing (Ref.: Indenfying Butterflies, Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society, Page No.: 165
    2. Upf outer edge of discalspots deeply excavated and continued along veins to termen in male. (The indentification of Indian butterflies by Evans., Page no.: 263)

    But in this species only Spot 2 & 3 continued along veins towards termen.

    Regards,
    Rajib Dey
    There are individual variations. In this case the veinstripes or orange extensions are not well developed, but everything else indicate Telicota colon.

    Only three species here have these veinstripes or extensions.

    Cephrenes trichopepla ;Male without a brand ;spot 5 overlaps spot 6 at upper end of band ; band shape tapers upwards like a pagoda.space 2 base always black in both sexes.
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2e/c7...ec2c8cc065.jpg


    Telicota colon; male brand placed near inner margin; space 2 base orange (black in female) spot 5 no overlap with spot 6 ;spot 4 & 5 often distorted.


    Telicota bambusae horisha; male brand central in black space ;space 2 base usually black but often orange(black in female)spot 5 overlaps spot 6.
    http://data.taieol.tw/files/eoldata/...9/00094029.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/7357/1...013c6792_b.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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