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  1. #1
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    Default ID confirmation please

    Dear Dr Seow,

    Could you help me please, which Erites is this?
    DSC_2265 (1)(resized).jpg


    Also, I have checked the ID of this butterfly as Ragadia makuta (Stripped Ringlet)from the internet. Would appreciate your confirmation please.
    DSC_2228 (1)(Resized).jpg

    Both are seen and shot in Selangor, Malaysia.

    Thank you again,
    Regards
    Cheng Ai

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    1. Erites argentina.
    HW with the inner band curved & the outer band strongly angulated; FW with a large eyespot ( centred in space 2).
    https://thaibutterflies.com/Butterfl...8%B2%E0%B8%A2/

    Very similar E. elegans ;HW similar but FW with only small spots.
    https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8086...5759f40f_b.jpg


    2. Ragadia makuta. This not an uncommon species in open forest & old rubber holdings.
    It feeds on Selaginella the fine spiny growth used in wreaths & bridal decorations.
    As this plant is related to ferns & toxic, the butterfly is probably unpalatable also.
    It has a skippy flight over low growths in the forest.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you again Dr Seow. This is my first encounter with these species, much to my absolute delight!

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