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  1. #1
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    Default Besta Palm Dart ID

    Dear Dr Seow,

    Is this a Besta Palm Dart please? It was shot in USR.




    Regards,
    Cheng Ai

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    Yes it is Telicota besta male.
    As often the case it appears too orange in field shits.

    T. besta ;Veins across HW band lightly dark-dusted;Veins rather prominent; Face paler.
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/...1f356eb2_b.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NbpYa8XexN...0/DSC_0294.JPG

    T. augias. Veins not prominent & those acroos HW band not dark-dusted; deep uniform orange. spots 3 & 4 always broad overlap.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Hp7OPF_eJ6...as-augias).jpg
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5336/9...ff7fdc56_b.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6riT3uzrel...ias_male_1.jpg
    https://www.neutron.phys.ethz.ch/Lep...AZ11-1495V.jpg

    T. linna veins not prominent; nor dark-dusted; ground somewhat dusky; Face & abdomen paler.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ePW771uDg5...Horace-Tan.jpg

    T. colon ;veins may be dark-dusted; FW spots 4 & 5 distorted, spots 3 ,4 ,& 5 in a stepladder arrangement (variable).
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Wow! Thanks Dr Seow for the explanation of the difference of the other similar species too.

    Regards
    Cheng Ai

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