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    Default Need Id from Meghalaya


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    The difficulty in your area are the wsf & dsf , forms which greatly alter the appearance of the species.


    Polura athamas (I leave this as P. athamas though in India it is now Charaxes bharata.
    1. Upperside band pale yellow- green & underside often strongly yellow-tinged.
    2. FW strongly excavated with apex produced & sharper & distla margin more angulate at vein 2.
    3. FW cell with two cellspots ,sometimes one.
    4. A line drawn along the outer border of the FW band will cut most of the subapical spot.
    5. Subapical spot usually quadrate.
    https://www.learnaboutbutterflies.co...00360-002b.jpg
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...jpg?1545603424
    https://www.learnaboutbutterflies.co...08290-002b.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/cha/60080001.html
    Some Id errors.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/#!...araxes-bharata


    Polyura arja
    1. ;Upperside greenish white & underside paler , much less yellow-tinged.
    2. FW with distal margin straighter & apex less produced.
    3. FW cell with one cellspot, sometimes none, rarely two.
    4. A line drawn along the outer border of FW band include most of the subapical spot within it.
    5. Subapical spot usually oblong.
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...a-1080x720.jpg
    https://wingscales.com/content/record/2466-1-7d843.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/cha/60090001.html


    No. 1 is P. athamas (bharata).

    2 is P. arja.

    3. is P. athamas.

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    Melanitis leda ;HW tail at vein 4 short stubby , a little longer than that at vein 2.
    Upperside with two white subapical spots.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/sat/40010001.html


    Melanitis phedima;
    Upperiside with two white subapical spots.
    FW costa very convex ;HW tail at vein 4 2X that at vein 2 ,usually broad.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...3f088a17-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me..._7/a-29253.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/sat/40020020.html

    Melanitis zitenius.
    Upperise with one white subapical spot.
    FW costa gently cuvrd as usual; HW tail at vein 4 sharp , 2X that at vein 2.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ae027.jpg
    https://www.learnaboutbutterflies.co...08958-001a.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/sat/40030010.html

    4. is Melanitis phedima.

    5, 6, & 7 are Melanitis zitenius.


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you Seow sir for such detailed description...things become much clear now...thanks a lot

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