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    Dear Dr Seow,

    Could you please confirm if this is Arhopala Sublustris?

    DSC_1078 (1)(Resize).jpg

    Thanks,

    Regards,
    Cheng Ai

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    It could be but there is no way to tell except to see the upperside FW which is bright blue with the border a thread.
    https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4564...44eda5c2_b.jpg

    It is considered common in Singapore so it is more likely to be this than other member of the alea subgroup.


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    I remembered seeing the bright blue colour on the upperside of the FW when it took off, hence it is likely to be Arhopala Sublustris then.

    Many thanks.

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    I think this is likely normani- the shape of spot 6 and the extent of overlap with the cell end streak are quite different from sublustris
    Aaron Soh

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    Quote Originally Posted by atronox View Post
    I think this is likely normani- the shape of spot 6 and the extent of overlap with the cell end streak are quite different from sublustris

    It may well be but there is too much uncertainties at the moment.

    I did ID'ed one of Lemon's shot based on that but I am not too confident.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonteayk/7691102010


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    I agree - Arhopala sublustris is too variable. I would advise against making any firm judgements without at least having a shot of the upperside.
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    Jonathan
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