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    Default Arhopala species from southern Thailand

    I have just returned from a couple of weeks photographing butterflies in southern Thailand. I have some familiarity with the species of northern Thailand, but the south I have very limited experience and find these Arhopala species daunting, and would be very grateful for some pointers and identifications. The following, I think six, species were all photographed in lowland forest (less than 100 metres altitude) around Phang-nga province.

    With thanks.

    Image 1 and 2. Same individual, lower and upper shots.
    Image 3 and 4. Same individual, two shots, one partial upper.
    Image 5. One individual.
    Image 6 and 7. Same individual, lower and upper shots.
    Image 8. One individual.
    Image 9 and 10. Same species, and I am pretty sure same individual (timestamps very close and look the same).


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    1 & 2 . Arhopala aedias.
    The FW potdiscal band is very irregular, with spot 4 shifted out.
    HW postdiscal spots are mostly rounded & well separated from the cellend bar.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec..._aedias_02.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nq2TkJpX4...dias+agnis.jpg

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    3 & 4.
    Arhopala antimuta.
    Tailless , markings light ;Hw spot 7 atop spot 6, tend to slant outwards ;FW spot 4 not shifted out.
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...a-antimuta.jpg

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    5. Arhopala buddha.
    Lightly coloured FW spot 4 slightly shifted out; HW spot 6 very large. spot 5 & cellend bar often close.
    HW tail stiffly straight.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3c4FJYdMj...0/DSC_0495.JPG

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    8. Arhopala epimuta.
    FW with postdiscal spot 4 shifted out.
    HW with spot 6 astride spot 5 & cellend bar; spot 7 shifted in from spot 6.
    A white tornal cilial spot is torn off here.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x675.jpg

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    9 & 10.
    Arhopala barami.
    Note in A. barami the costal margin is clear of spots.
    FW postdiscal band is not dislocated, & upperside FW male with borad border; blue have a hint of green tint.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...g6yJygCOYPl0ZP
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/82330010.html


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    With grateful thanks for the details and indentifications.

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