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    Default Which Hesperiinae?

    Raised from a caterpillar feeding on Bamboo. Singapore.
    The FW spots are very bright and their shapes are unusual. These photos are taken a few hours after eclosion.
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    These two photos are taken today. Is it a Caltoris cahira? The caterpillar is found at a different location from the C.cahira bred earlier in May 2019.
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    Both are Caltoris bromus female.

    There is a spot in space 2 in both individuals.
    The 2nd have a further extra spot in space 6 (an aberration).
    Upperside FW cellspots are large.

    C. cahira never have HW spots in the female.
    UnH is usually dark chocolate but may be paler.


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