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    Default Which Caltoris?

    I bred the caterpillar feeding on Bamboo and it has the feature of Caltoris Malaya. The upper wings of the adult however seems to be different. Is it a Caltoris Malaya?
    20190513 Caltoris.jpg
    MalayanSwift 20190524.jpg
    MalayanSwift Open 20190524.jpeg
    Last edited by JitLeangFoo; 06-Jun-2019 at 12:06 PM.

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    It is Caltoris cahira austeni. ID points 1 female ,2 FW with 2 cellspots 3. HW without any spot.

    The FW with whitish spots ; 2 FW cellspot. A spot in space 1b indicating a female.
    Underside dark brown .

    In photos colour is very variable & confusing.

    Caltoris cahira UnH dark chocolate usually but variable.

    Female Singapore.Federick.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7l1dr3n_gK...ris+bromus.jpg
    Ssp austeni is also found in Taiwan .
    Taiwan male & female.
    http://dearlep.tw/images/Papilionoid...00%20(109).jpg
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...wjjUvmHpsHL132


    C. bromus UnH dark brown with an ochreous overlay.
    Feamle usually eith 1 -2 HW spots in space 2 & 3.
    Taiwan note HW spot.
    https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2813...c2551d54_b.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/554/18...586c0ecf_b.jpg
    Unknown location female.
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...jpg?1545656453

    C. Malaya FW without cellspots (occasionally tiny ones).
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/93360001.html

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    WOW. Need to hunt for more. This caterpillar was found at the Zoo.

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    Went back to the same Survey site and found this Caltoris and several caterpillars on the same Bamboo patch. Could not get a upper wing shot but is this C.Malaya?
    Caltoris 20190605.jpg

    One of the caterpillar we found looks like a female C.Malaya.
    Cat01 201906050018.JPG
    Last edited by JitLeangFoo; 06-Jun-2019 at 05:55 PM.

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    Post 4.
    The adult in the pic is Caltoris malaya male.
    The wingshape is shorter in profile; the underside HW darker brown & the FW spots tend to be yellowish.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sEtiy2_aX...M_adult_02.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WmnlNXMo6...M_adult_03.jpg


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