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  1. #41
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    Thank you, sir. I think this is a typical Pelopidas conjuncta. Could you have a look please?
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    Sajan KC

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    Female Pelopidas mathias.
    The ground colour is strongly grey with marginal pale shading.
    There is a spot 7 which is not present in P. conjuncta.
    https://ftp.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/lif...idas/sp-2v.jpg

    P. conjuncta (= conjunctus).
    Much larger.
    FW spots large & yellowish.
    HW spots whitish, typically spots 2, 3, 4, & 6.Spot 7 is absent.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ce71c40c-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...580c9a98-1.jpg
    Singapore ssp conjuncta male & female.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FvDO3Lfw_...lt_Khew_03.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MmIILLLpQ...Anthony_01.jpg


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    Thank you, sir. I mainly thought P. conjuncta because of the purplish gloss it has and yellowish FW spots. Perhaps this one is P. agna then. Fond on same location, same time. This too appears purplish. Never seen P. mathias or P. agna this color before. Or maybe it's just my eyes. :D
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    Post 43.

    Pelopidas agna is right.

    P. mathias ;
    Underside shaded unevevnly with the marginal zones paler.
    Males with FW spots 2 & 3 quadrate.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vqr7KmROf...perside_01.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0EK80AsaR...nded+Swift.jpg
    female.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...hee%20Ming.jpg


    P. agna.
    Underside evenly brown.
    Male with FW spots 2 & 3 narrow.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...oman_ag262.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...Horace-Tan.jpg
    female.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/579/22...f00c7df8_b.jpg


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    This individual is confusing me. Cannot be Potanthus, looks strange for Telicota or Oriens. Could it be Cephrenes?
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    Sajan KC

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    Post 45.

    Female Telicota bambusae.

    Telicota species lack a HW spot 7 seen in Potanthus.
    Females are darker ,the FW cellmark have a 'black hole' in it.

    Female T. bambusae .FW cellend bars both long.
    Male & female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ad012.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...gale_an075.jpg

    Female T. colon ;FW cellend bars unequal ; FW spots 4 & 5 detached & distorted in shape.
    Two females.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...KvYdw&usqp=CAU
    https://lepidoptera.eu/minipic/25377/1/2018-04-08


    Female T. linna';Both FW cellend bars short.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GfwkAkMIT...male_up_01.jpg

    Female T. besta ;FW cellend unequal, the upper much longer; Spots 4 & 5 normal shape.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P5w37zUj7...male_up_01.jpg



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    Thank you so much, sir. T. bambusae makes sense. Had never seen Telicota with discontinuous band before.
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