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    Requesting for Id for these Telicota species, all taken from NE India.

    1a
    1a.JPG
    1b
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    2a
    5a.JPG
    2b
    5b.JPG

    3
    6.JPG

    4
    ohara (1).JPG

    5
    ohara (2).JPG

    6
    ohara (3).JPG

    7
    ohara (4).JPG

    Expecting last four to be T. ohara.

    Many thanks

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    1. Cephrenes acalle.

    The male is readily IDed by the uhderside veins being all black.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec..._Horace_03.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp...phrenes-acalle

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    2, 3, & 4.
    Telicota bambusae .

    T. bambusae is relatively small with short FWs. FW 15mm.
    FW spot 2 & 3 are rather wide , much wider than spots 4 & 5.
    The male brand is straight .
    Base of space 2 may be black or shaded orange.
    HW typically with a stronger inner rounded notch of the upper end.
    https://www.flutters.org/home/photog...hish-tiple.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...Saji_ad012.jpg


    T. linna.
    Much larger FW 18mm.
    FW band, spots 2 & 3 narrow ;HW with a similar notch.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wU0gNp51E...Horace-Tan.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-79Gj7N-1G...TL_male_01.jpg


    T. besta;
    Male brand arcuate placed nearer the inner margin of black space.
    Base of space 2 always orange.
    UnH veins lightly dark dusted.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6-BjVfqOI...male_up_01.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NbpYa8Xex...0/DSC_0294.JPG

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    5. Cephrenes acalle.

    The appearance can varies widely.
    Underside band edged in black spots , on the HW both inner & outer margins.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ai833.jpg

    Similar .Cephrenes trichopepla.
    FW spots 4 & 5 are always wide.
    https://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_JS...,I_JSA4404.jpg


    Telicota colon
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...colon2-KSK.jpg
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JCIq17YMt...lon+stinga.jpg

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    6. Probably Telicota ohara.
    HW band upper/inner margin straight without a notch.

    UpF male brand very narrow & straight.
    Upper/inner margin of HW band typically without a notch but this seem to varies & some examples have notch similar to the other species.

    This male have a HW upper/inner margin notch but not rounded in appearance.
    http://butterfliesvietnam.blogspot.c...nded-palm.html

    Males.
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...ta-ohara-1.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UXgOiYLjRd...0/DSC_0008.JPG


    7. This has the usual rounded notch on the HW band inner margin.
    Should be T. bambusae.


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 15-Sep-2020 at 04:38 AM.

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    Thanks a lot for the ID and pointers.

    Warm regards
    Aomoa

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    Dug out one more specimen from my old photos, and unable to pin point the species. Requesting help to id...
    Photo taken in Assam, India in the month of February.

    8a DSC_0064.JPG
    8b DSC_0068.JPG
    8c DSC_0076.JPG
    8d DSC_0083.JPG

    Regards
    Aomoa

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    Post 7.

    They are all Telicota bambusae male.

    he male brand is straightb & lies closer to the outer border of the black space , ie nearer the termen or outer margin.
    The spots may have vein stripes.
    Thre is a patch of yellow scales at the base of space 2, which in the male T. bambusae may or may not be present.
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...N4271_(10).jpg
    https://www.flutters.org/home/photog...hish-tiple.jpg
    Taiwan
    https://www.flickriver.com/photos/ta...e/interesting/


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thanks a lot sir.

    As it seems, I am going to take my own sweet time to learn IDing these orange skippers (but orions are clear to me now).

    Best regards
    Aomoa

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