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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Appreciate if you could help ID these Dacalana butterflies:

    .1 Could it be a Long Branded Royal (D sinhara)? IMG_5945v1.1.jpg

    .2 This looks like a D sinhara too, correct? IMG_5956v1.1.jpg

    .3 Could this be a Assam Turfed Royal (D penicilligera)? IMG_5976v1.1.jpg

    Thanks a lot for the assistance.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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    All three should be D. penicilligera.
    The orange crown is small & there are two series of diffuse whitish spots on the HW.
    The white band is typically narrow in this species.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/#!...-penicilligera


    D. vidura & sinhara are much confused.
    D. sinhara is mainly Sundanian extending to S. Thailand.

    The difference between the two are based on C&P4 (Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula).

    D. vidura :Orange crown not obliterating the postdiscal line.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacala...daMUpUnAC1.jpg

    D. sinhara; Orange crown obliterating the postdiscal line.
    https://www.jamiun.com/dacalana-sinhara-sinhara/


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Thanks for the pointers.

    Best regards,
    David Chan

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