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    Default Butterfly Sightings in Singapore

    Dear Dr Seow,

    These butterflies were sighted in Pulau Ubin. Would greatly appreciate your help to ID them. Thanks!












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    Cheng Ai

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    1. Telicota colon female.

    The female Telicota can be more confusing than the male.

    The male T. colon have distinctive spots in a step ladder arrangement.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...colon2-KSK.jpg

    Most females follow this closely .
    https://farm66.static.flickr.com/655...b0375b10_b.jpg
    https://farm66.static.flickr.com/655...b0375b10_b.jpg

    Spot 4 is often shaped like a truncated pyramid.
    In this case the stepladder is less obvious ,but spot 4 is typical.

    The female of T. besta is similar but spot 4 & 5 are rectangular.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GqK3ID-7Ml...sta%2Bbina.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OEM0FaXJU..._female_01.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GqK3ID-7Ml...sta%2Bbina.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ivyqC9z0up...elicota+sp.jpg

    The female of T. linna do not have the HW veins dark-dusted & the underparts whiter.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check..._female_02.jpg

    The female T. augias is more orangey & thw HW band is poorly contrasted.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oeax9BCEjg...ias_female.jpg


    2 & 3 Jamides bochus.
    Very easily confused with Nacaduba spp. but HW white stria forms a sharp spike near inner margin.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamide...haidonMAC1.jpg


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    Thanks Dr Seow.

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    Default Elymnias ID please

    Dear Dr Seow,

    Is this a variation of the Common Palmfly without the white spot or a Pointed Palmfly please? It was shot in Pulau Ubin.



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    Yes. The white spot is sometimes absent.


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    Ok. Thanks, Dr Seow.

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    Dr Seow,

    I need ID help again on these Potanthus seen in Pulau Ubin.







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    Post 7.
    1. Cephrenes trichopepla. Note FW spot 5 is much smaller than spot 4.
    https://singapore.biodiversity.onlin...4b260570e0.jpg


    2. Potanthus trachala ;FW spots 4 & 5 are widely separates from the spots above & below them.



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    Cheers, Dr Seow.

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    Default Skippers ID help please!

    Dear Dr Seow,

    A very Happy Chinese New Year to you!

    Could you please help me with the ID for these skippers? They were all shot in Dairy Farm Nature Park.

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