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    Default Further Ahropala species from southern Thailand.

    My posting from a couple of days ago of Arhopala species from Phang-nga enabled me to identify several of the species I recorded at Krung Ching (Khao Luang NP), Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

    http://www.butterflycircle.com/showt...364#post134364

    A few other images below, all from Krung Ching, remain problematic, so any help on these also gratefully received.
    With thanks.

    Image 1. Looks similar to Arhopala epimuta but spots 4 and 5 in the HW are aligned.
    Image 2. I think looks like Arhopala barami.
    Image 3 and image 4. Two shots of same individual. Not sure of ID
    Image 5. Not sure of ID.
    Image 6. Not sure of ID.
    Image 7. Could be Arhopala epimuta I think.

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    1. Probably Arhopala muta.
    The spots with HW postdiscal spot quadrate & large; Tailless.
    It is very difficult between A. muta & moorei & even with A. metamuta.
    Underside of A. muta.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...iMFUpUnAC1.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...blue-TanBJ.jpg

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    2. Arhopala zambra.
    FW postdiscal spot 4, 5, 6, & 9 in line with the topmost spot 9 widest.
    Spot 10 above cellend bar.
    HW postdiscal band dcompletely dislocated at vwin 2.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/82250001.html

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    3 & 4.
    Arhopala silhetensis
    Markings widely separated. UpF border narrow. FW postdiscal band partially dilocated.
    HW spots 6 & 7 often sinuous (variable) & ofteb well separared from the other spots.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/82240001.html
    https://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...sMFUpUnAC1.jpg

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    5. Arhopala antimuta.
    Tailles; lightly marked ;HW spot 6 astride spot 5 & cellend bar. spot 7 atop spot 6.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gqJyYzpg9...0/DSC_0176.JPG

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    6. Arhopala buddha.
    HW spot 6 large broadly overlapping spot 5 & cellend bar.
    HW tai stiff & straight.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...riFUpUnAC1.jpg

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    7. Uncertain.

    HW rounded without a tooth.
    HW postdiscal band completely broken at vein 2 with a gap.
    Probably A. kurzi.
    Shape of spots particularly spot 6 different from confirmed A. kurzi.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/81926001.html
    https://singapore.biodiversity.onlin...doptera-000440


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    Many thanks for the replies. I appreciate how difficult some of these are.

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