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    Default Posts from Meghalaya for ID

    Dear Dr. Seow, a few butterflies from Meghalaya for identification and suggestions.

    1. Any chance for Spindasis zhengweilie??

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    Need guidance on how to differentiate different species of Aeromachus (because of so much variation)...

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    Thank you in advance.

    Cheera

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    I seem to have miss this thread earlier.

    1. Spindasis syama.
    Yellow ground space usually not wider than bands ; FW postdiscal short bars typically not fully broken into discrete spots.
    HW lower dorsal (inner marginal) band barely extend across the orange patch as a black line.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...pindasis-syama


    S. zengweilie
    Yellow ground space always wider than the main bands.
    Postdiscal short bars more broken into discrete spots.
    HW lower dorsal band extend across the orange patch in a distinct black line.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...is-zhengweilie


    2.& 3. Aeromachus jhora.


    A. dubius; Marginal series of spots mostly obsolete.
    HW postdiscal series of spots incomplete ,ie some missing in between.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...omachus-dubius


    A. kali ;dark, cilia white , chequered; Postdiscal spots white, lilac tint.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...eromachus-kali


    A. jhora. Marginal diffuse spots present ;postdiscal spots more or less complete; antennal club more gradual.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...romachus-jhora


    A. pygmeus : Greyer brown ; marginal & postdiscal spots generally weak ;antennal club rounded like drumstick.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...achus-pygmaeus


    A. :stigmata; Underside with prominent blocky marginal & submarginal spots.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...achus-stigmata


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 10-Jul-2020 at 07:32 AM.

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