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    Default ID requested for Pelopidas species

    GREETINGS FROM INDIA!!!

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am attaching a below image link for identification purpose. Specimen captured from West Bengal, India in the month of May 2018. Please guide me.

    Image link: https://postimg.cc/f3192dpt

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    N.B. I unable to add my image attachment on this group, hence, facing some trouble. This is just for yours information.

    Regards,
    Rajib Dey
    Email.: rajibdey88@gmail.com
    Last edited by Commander; 01-Jun-2020 at 09:42 AM.

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    This is a difficult one because it looks like it is the female of Pelopidas thrax.
    The ssp masta is recorded from Sikkim to Manipur ,& as it feeds on cultivated grains could easily occur in West Bengal.

    Pelopidas thrax: Male with the brand paler & more prominent.
    Ground colour more uniform ; HW spot 6 large ,often largest & rounded (esp. male) ;cellspot also typically large.
    HW spot 4 & 5 often more prominent ( esp. in female tend to be wide (ie elongate) .
    HW spot 7 always absent.
    "Face & chest" whiter than in mathias or agna.

    Israel male Greece female.
    https://israel-nature-site.com/wp-co...as-thrax-1.jpg
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...DQD4NxSowBJ-z6
    Turkey 3 males
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eccwOVlYqY..._2649%252B.jpg
    http://dogalhayat.org/property/pelop...x/#prettyPhoto
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelopi...idas_thrax.jpg
    Female UN.? Greece.
    http://v3.boldsystems.org/pics/HSPEC...1274708038.JPG

    Pelopidas mathias Male brand less prominent.
    Underside with irregular pale (grey) shadings in the marginal zones & discal area of the HW.
    HW spot 6 typically oblong .
    HW spot 7 often present.
    "Face & chest" not prominently white.

    Singapore 1 male 2 females.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NQjrfm7_w...enedict_01.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zld9bl5md...S_adult_01.jpg
    https://alchetron.com/cdn/pelopidas-...esize-750.jpeg
    S. India male & female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...b1885147-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...00d6a66c-1.jpg


    P. agna ;Male with dark brand & narrow spots.
    Underside more uniform brown without pale shadings.
    HW spot 7 may be present.
    Singapore 2 males & 1 female.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...A_male_06a.jpg
    https://singapore.biodiversity.onlin...50b17f003e.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...SwiftF-KSK.jpg


    The large rounded HW spot 6 & general appearance suggest the female P. thrax but it is hard to be sure.
    Note the HW spots are edged with dark brown. If you look carefully spots 4 & 5 appeared elongate. If this is correct the ID is almost certain.
    P. thrax ,Greece right side female.
    https://www.researchgate.net/figure/...fig1_267368648


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 29-May-2020 at 07:23 AM.

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