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    Default Matapa druna?

    I am not quite sure how to tell Matapa druna from M. aria from underside alone. I thought the apex of forewing is sharper in M. druna and HW cilia more orange in male, but don't know how valid these keys are.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157512...posted-public/
    Matapaaria-SajanKC.jpg
    Last edited by Commander; 03-Jun-2020 at 08:19 PM.
    Sajan KC

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    Matapa aria.

    There are a lot of confusion with these two species in the past.
    Part of the reason was of course the many mis'IDs in the web.

    Matapa aria . FW & HW cilia of nearly the same pale ochreous tint.
    Male generally have a more rounded & darker HW.
    Males.
    https://sinobug.aminus3.com/image/2011-11-12.html
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/File:...CN4706_(4).jpg
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...B_DSC_1634.jpg

    Bred females Singapore. Note also Longer profile/HW.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KMn95z_I3...t_Bobby_01.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7j7E2Zwba...eclosed_01.jpg
    Probably males Singapore.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0xyrQVjjl...t_Sunny_01.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UeVU1AZdN...enedict_01.jpg


    Matapa druna. FW cilia whitish contrasting with the chrome-yellow HW cilia.
    Males.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ac6d6bd2-1.jpg
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/33212211@N00/32879598777
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/33212211@N00/24844603898
    Female.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/33212211@N00/38685409142/



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you so much again, Dr. Seow!

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