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    Hello everyone,

    Please help me identify this specimen, I am confuse between: Caltoris brunnea and Baoris farri

    http://vmpic.science4you.org/images/..._2400x1200.jpg

    Thank you very much,
    H

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    Baoris farri have a longer bodyshape & a more sinuous FW. antennae are mostly black.
    B. farri.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...oris-farri.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/8293/7...d63b4cb4_b.jpg

    Caltoris have a more compact built & the antenna often have a pale area below the club.
    B. brunnea Male with a FW brand; UnH deep purple brown; FW usually only 2 subapical spots.
    https://sites.google.com/site/mystus...runnea_qqq.jpg


    I presume the two pix are of one individual. They are on different type of leaves meaning they are on two different plants.

    The 2nd pix is diagnostic.
    The HW has a small spot in space 2. Only the female of 2 species have spots on the HW either in space 2 or sometimes in space 2 & 3.

    C. bromus normally have two FW cellspots.
    https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2813...c2551d54_b.jpg

    C. kumara ;FW with no cellspot ;usually 3 subapical spots.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...6a25e23f-1.jpg


    This looks to be Caltoris bromus.


    The 1st pic shows a sibgle FW cellspot .It may be a rare variant of C. bromus.
    It may also suggest pic 1 is a different species possibly C. sirius in which the FW cellspot may be one or two.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/93280001.html

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you very much Mr. Seow

    I will take note these useful information also ;)

    Best regards,
    H

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