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    Default Eurema and Caltoris? Sri Lanka

    Browsing through my older photo’s, I found these two from Sri Lanka which I haven’t been able to identify properly.

    1. Eurema: it looks like the FW cell spots are either absent or hidden by the HW.
    Manipulating contrast and brightness shows some markings shimmering through that might qualify as FW cell-spots.
    Besides, the overall impression seems to me more like E. hecabe or E. blanda than like the no-cell spot species E. laeta or E. brigitta.
    Location: Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka, Jan 2013
    web1130929.jpgweb1130929a.jpg

    2. also from Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka, Jan 2013
    Caltoris philippina?
    This tentative id. looks like a bit of a wild guess.
    web1130950.jpg

    Thanks for your comments.
    David

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    There are only a few hundred species of butterflies in Sri Lanka.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_of_Sri_Lanka


    1. Eurema hecabe.
    Those see thru spots are correctly the cellspots.

    E. blanda & hecabe are rather alike when the FW cellspots are hidden.
    However if the pic is not distorted as here ,they can be told apart.
    E. hecabe have a squarish HW shape, the margin angular, & E blanda a more oval shape.

    E. hecabe.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rzo8wjfyCs...lt_khew_01.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...e3853c10-1.jpg

    E. blanda.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...---Khew-SK.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...0adc2dd2-1.jpg


    2. Caltoris philippina.
    C. philippina have narrow sharper FWs, & C. kumara the normal Caltoris shape.

    C. philippina.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dUpUIge8AR...ld_male_01.jpg

    C. kumara.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...gale_ai365.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you once more.
    Cheers,
    David

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