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    Default ID help for butterflies la.

    Warm Greetings from Bhutan la Dr.Seow!!!

    This Rapala spp that i took was at an elevation of 1200 metres la, can this be Rapala manea la.

    Rapala spp by Tshulthrim Tshulthrim, on Flickr

    The all three images were all taken by my friend at an elevation of 150 metres la.
    1) Is it Baoris spp or Caltoris spp la.

    Swift spp by Tshulthrim Tshulthrim, on Flickr

    2)Can this be Borbo bevani la.
    Swift sppp by Tshulthrim Tshulthrim, on Flickr
    Last edited by Tshulthrim; 10-Sep-2020 at 02:45 AM.
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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    1. Should be Rapala manea.
    The markings are as for this species.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4/84060020.html


    2. Very difficult.
    Too dark .
    Should be Baoris farri.

    Baoris farri .HW with a vague lighter cellend, surrounded with dark shading.
    Abdomen banded.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...luri_ak295.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/8293/7...d63b4cb4_b.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...46051fef-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...08f04e43-1.jpg

    Caltoris species.
    HW uniformly coloured.
    Abdomen not banded or only lightly so.
    Caltoris cormasa, bromus, cahira , kumara.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TjKxWVHrQ...herHern_01.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4165/3...9ec713ec_b.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7l1dr3n_g...ris+bromus.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...lesh_ag023.jpg



    3. Borbo cinnara.
    UpF spots large & irregular.
    UnH spots well-defined.
    https://alchetron.com/cdn/borbo-cinn...esize-750.jpeg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KaVjdL_FA...lt_Khew_01.jpg


    Pseudoborbo bevani.
    UpF spots small rounded.
    UnH spot poorly definfed, diffuse or obscure.

    Upperside & underside of same specimen.

    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...8b6d8a87-2.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...8b6d8a87-1.jpg

    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...cb62f5e2-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...cb62f5e2-2.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you so much la Dr. Seow😊
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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