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    Default Malay Cigaritis, Euploea and Tanaecia

    Cigaritis syama or lohita
    1. Kuala Selangor, Malaysia, March 2019
    Details B and C would point to C. lohita but detail A looks more syama-like
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    2. Kuala Tahan, Pahang, Malaysia, Feb. 2019
    Likewise
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    Euploea
    3. Kuala Selangor, March 2019
    Euploea algea menetriesii?
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    Tanaecia
    4. Penang, Malaysia, March 2019
    green eyes: Tanaecia pelea?
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    What do you think?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.
    David

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    1 & 2 are C. lohita.

    C. lohita;
    1. The two short postdiscal bands converge. A.
    2. The FW basal streak is connected to a vertical band .B.
    3. HW sub-basal band not completely dislocated & the lower 3rd part long & tapering.C
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-43bYIHHOhy...andeds-03s.jpg
    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca88...dATm8q_5a1Kyns

    C. syama
    1. The two short postdiscal bands more or less parallel & well separated. A
    2. FW base with a short bar parallel to the costal margin . B
    3. HW sub=basal band broken into spots & the lowest one rounded. C.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AxV9yOgwV...rline-KSK3.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...rline)%206.jpg

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    3. Looks correct as E. algea.
    The wingshape is distorted & the spots may be too.
    It is best to try to get an upperside by disturbing them .Even a poor shot is helpful.

    Euploea is very difficult. They also have very different forms in each region for any one particular species.

    E. algea menetriesii. Male FW with a large long brand.
    UnH with the submarginal spots elongate to at least 4X the marginal spots.
    http://malaysiabutterflies.myspecies...s/IMG_0462.JPG
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/dan/30280010.html
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    3. Tanaecia pelea pelea.

    The three species in P. Malaysia can be very similar.

    T. pelea Very variable; HW rounded in the male ;HW arrowheads usually set a little closer to the inner margins.
    Male & female.
    http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Minibeas...271%20(09).JPG
    https://a4.pbase.com/o6/25/686825/1/...aia_female.jpg

    T. palguna; Male with stouter built (like Euthalia)HW sharper; FW arrowheads short; HW arrowheads set nearer termen (outer margin).
    http://v3.boldsystems.org/pics/BOPM/...1336127849.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim2/720950010.html
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x720.jpg


    T. munda:More extensively white in the outer zones; HW arrowheads a bit closer to termen.
    http://v3.boldsystems.org/pics/SETIU...1457358646.JPG
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...iK1dlzaZg2QHUo


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    You are a great help. Thanks dr. Seow.
    Regards,
    David

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