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    Default ID help for Mycalesis spp

    Warm Greetings from Bhutan la Dr.Seow!!!

    This picture was taken by my friend from central part of Bhutan around 1674 metres la, can this Mycalesis gotama la.

    Mycalesis spp by Tshulthrim Tshulthrim, on Flickr
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    Mycalesis francisca. Correction: Mycalesis suaveolans.


    This & M gotama are rather similar.

    M. francisca.
    Postdiscal white band narrow , (may be lilac, ie light purplish)slightly irregular, the upper 1/3 on the FW gently curve towards the costa.
    Yellow ring on the large eyespot in space 2 on the FW & HW very narrow, narrower than the white centre.
    FW inner submarginal line more strongly zigzag.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ag532.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...981a5e0d-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...esis-francisca


    M. gotama.
    Postdiscal white band rather broad typically running straight up to the costa, or make a slight bend just before the costa.
    Yellow ring around the large eyspots on both wings wide typically at least as wide as the white centre.(not always)
    FW inner submarginal line less zigzag.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Kale_al953.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...8018101c-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...calesis-gotama



    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 11-Sep-2020 at 12:34 AM.

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    Can this be Mycalesis suaveolens la Dr. Seow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tshulthrim View Post
    Can this be Mycalesis suaveolens la Dr. Seow

    You are right it should be Mycalesis suaveolans.

    Very similar to M. francisca but the cilia are white.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/#!...sis-suaveolens
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/77600294@N07/22376706694



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    Thank you so much la Dr. Seow😊
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    Tshulthrim

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