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    Default ID requested for Hesperiidae

    Dear Sir/Mam,
    I am uploading two images for indentification purpose. All images captured from Jaguli-Nadia, West Bengal, India in the month of November 2018. (I guessed both are Pelopidas conjuncta)

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    Rajib Dey
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    In India the Pelopidas are more nearly similar & harder to separate.

    They should both be Pelopidas agna females.
    P. agna is a larger species than P. mathias.
    Some paleness of the margin is quite common.

    P. mathias female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...5811259b-1.jpg
    A line thru the 2 FW cellspots may cut or touch the spot in space 1b ,but is not reliable.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eYsLtkDVM7...perside_02.jpg

    Female P. agna.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...a_20140621.jpg
    Male.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...gale_ak890.jpg

    P. conjuncta is large in comparison FW 21mm vs agna F 18mm vs mathias FW 16-17mm.
    The FW spots are distinctly yellow & the cellspots large ; the UnH spots are white.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ac764.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...oman_ag110.jpg


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    I will go with you also. Because of the particular area I have seen only Male P. agna only. From this site, it may be P. agna female.
    Thanks and regards,
    Rajib Dey

    Note: Can you please share some perfect specimen of Pelopidas conjuncta? Till now I have some doubt on it with others Pelopidas sp.

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    Pelopidas conjuncta is not difficult to ID.
    Large swift. Medium brown ;FW with the spots yellow & HW spots white, the two group of spots contrasting.
    HW spot 4 typically present & elongate sideway.
    UpF with 2 rather large cellspots.

    India male.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ac764.jpg
    Females.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelopi...conjuncta).jpg
    https://archive.is/EH3ll/fc5d6ece477...c671db358c.jpg

    Singapoe male.
    https://wanderingbutterflyeffect.fil...2468f1860b.jpg
    Females.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...conjunctus.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...mes%20Chia.jpg

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