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    Default Three southern Rapala sp

    Three different Rapala specimens I am having problems with, as not very familiar with the southern races of these Rapalas. Would appreciate comments please.

    All photographed in southern Thailand. Image 3, 4 and 5 refer to the same individual.

    Image 1. Photographed in Krabi. I think this should be Rapala rhoecus intermedia
    Unknown flash - Krabi.JPG

    Image 2. Photographed Hala-Bala, far south. I think Rapala pheretima sequeira.
    unknown flash - hala-bala.JPG

    Image 3, 4, 5, same individual from Iyenweng (Betong), far south. Maybe Rapala pheretima sequeira, but colour strange for this species.
    Image 3.
    unknwon flash - Iyenweng 01.JPG
    Image 4.
    unknwon flash - Iyenweng 02.JPG
    Image 5.
    unknwon flash - Iyenweng 03.JPG

    Many thanks

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    They are all Rapala pheretima sequeira.

    1 is a male, the rest female.

    R. pheretima; UnH black spot without an orange crown or ring; FW usually with a cellspot.
    Images 3 & 4 actually chas a vestigial cellspot.

    R. rhoecus; Underside very dark; FW without cellspot ;UnH black spot with a narrow orange ring.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapala...usFUpUnAC1.jpg

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Many thanks for the confirmations and corrections.

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