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    Default ID Help for Several Species

    Hi everyone,

    Would appreciate some help for identification of some species spotted during a survey:

    1) Prosotas dubiosa
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    2) Nacabuda berenice
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    3) Mycalesis mineus
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    4) ?
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    5) Athyma kanwa
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    6) Nacabuda berenice
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    Thanks in advance!

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    They are all correct as stated.

    4is Potanthus mingo.

    Of the species in which the abdominal end is black-banded.

    1. P. trachala; Spots spiky; FW spots 4 & 5 do not overlap above & below (not the spikes).
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kvlAhJLLsd...la-tytleri.jpg

    2. P. serina; FW spot 5 smaller than spot 4; UnH band with a small spot 6 at upper inner corner ;ground orangey.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...serina-KSK.jpg

    3. P. juno: FW spot 5 smaller than spot 4; subapical spot 8 absent or vestigial.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4053/4...047e4a9a80.jpg

    P. mingo; FW spot 4 & 5 with partial overlap, variable; Spot 4 & 5 equal ;HW margins of band concave , usually heavily dark edged/spotted.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lQGrUAdKox...0/_MG_1529.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f3wB2A2ujB...0/_MG_1531.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Hi Dr Seow,

    Thanks for the IDs, but was just wondering if thereís any chance the Potanthus could be a serina? As the sighting was from Dairy Farm Nature Park in Singapore and from what I understand P. mingo isnít on our national checklist yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamproptera77 View Post
    Hi Dr Seow,

    Thanks for the IDs, but was just wondering if thereís any chance the Potanthus could be a serina? As the sighting was from Dairy Farm Nature Park in Singapore and from what I understand P. mingo isnít on our national checklist yet.
    No. In P. serina FW spot 5 is smaller than spot 4 (often by 1/2 in the male)
    You can compare the 2nd pic (spot 4 & 5 equal) with the P. serina male in the link given.
    P. serina is a larger skipper. Here is another example.
    http://i63.tinypic.com/15hhbbl.jpg

    P. mingo is one of those less well known Potanthus because they all look alike.
    There are several photos identifiable as mingo
    I think it is not that rare but routinely labelled as omaha.


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thanks for the clarifications, Dr Seow!

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