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    Default Zela sp. from Karom waterfall, Peninsular Thailand

    In a very dark part of the forest I spotted this Zela that at first sight looks like Zela zeus, but I think could be instead Zela elioti.






    Anybody has the PDF of

    Kirton, L.G. & J.N. Eliot,2004 : A Revision of the Rattan-Feeding Skipper Genus, Zela de Nicéville (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
    Malay. nat. J. 56(4):317-367 ?

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    You definitely have Z. elioti.
    I have the journal with the article in it, but it is difficult to use to compare field shots & many of the museum specimens are of poor quality.

    Simply put.

    Z. zeus ;FW spots in cell, space 2, 3 & 6. UnH cellend mark prominent.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92250010.html
    https://farm66.static.flickr.com/655...43651a6f_b.jpg

    Z. zeus ;Male with stigma ;Wings unmarked , very dark.
    Sumatra Thailand, Malaya ,Borneo.

    Z. smaragdina; Body hair green Wings unmarked ;Antennal club white above; Abdomen underside partly yellow.
    P.Thailand, Malaya, Borneo.

    Z. elioti ;Male with stigma ;FW with spot 3; UnH cellend mark prominent ;black shading distad.
    Thailand, Malaya Borneo.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92270001.html
    http://nlliew66butterflies.blogspot....vans-1939.html

    Z. cowani; male without stigma; Wings unmarked ;UnH with cellend mark. Sumatra, Malaya Borneo.

    Z. zenon; Male without stigma; FW with spots 2 & 3 ;UnH with cellend mark. Sumatra ,Malaya & Borneo.

    Z. storeyi ; male without stigma; FW with spot 3 ;UnH cellend poor/absent, no black shading. Malaya ,Borneo.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2TB4SIuNM5...527sPalmer.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...toreyi.....jpg


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    Last edited by Psyche; 03-Aug-2019 at 07:06 AM.

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    Thank you for the very exhaustive explaination.

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