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    Default ID for these Curetis please.

    Taken in Selangor. Thank you for your help

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    Curetis can be quite tricky & the differences on the underside is often slight.


    1. Should be Curetis sperthis.


    Curetis may be divided into two main groups a. ground with speckled black dots ;2. ground without black dots.


    A. Ground with black dots.

    C. sperthis.
    FW postdiscal band slightly bent & running nearly parallel to margin.
    HW postdiscal spots 6 & 7 more or less aligned.
    HW submarginal spots 6 & 7 also more or less aligned.
    https://a4.pbase.com/g1/25/686825/2/...2.4BHSMFVB.jpg
    https://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_...issperthis.jpg

    C. bulis.
    FW postdiscal band oblique.
    HW postdiscal spot 6 smaller & tucked under spot 7.
    HW submarginal spots 6 & 7 aligned end to end.
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/...9a52def1_c.jpg
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...etis-bulis.jpg
    http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Butterf...is%20bulis.htm

    C. santana.
    FW postdiscal band oblique.
    HW postdiscal spots 6 & 7 aligned on the same level.
    HW submarginal spots 6& 7 are out of alignment.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...20-%20Mark.jpg
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8e/4f...8807f9ced3.jpg

    C. felderi. Palpi 2nd segment white & spotless (hard to see/judge).
    FW postdiscal band oblique.
    HW both postdiscal & submarginal spots 6 & 7 not aligned.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cureti...riMUpUnAc1.jpg
    Last edited by Psyche; 13-Oct-2020 at 11:55 PM.

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    2. Should be Curetis regula.


    3 species have the following features.
    Underside without black dots.
    FW postdiscal band parallel to margin.
    Postdiscal composed of shaded lunulate spots.


    C. saronis
    Legs banded red to dark reddish brown.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Wy5DQcYiB...am-Horace4.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...%20Anthony.jpg


    C. tagalica.
    Legs banded black.
    HW postdiscal band strongly & irregularly indented.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Skbe9Zznw...0/DSC_0010.JPG


    C. regula.
    Legs banded black.
    HW postdiscal band much less irregular, the indentations mostly flattened out.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5E3bIOr5I...0/DSC_0647.JPG
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h0VRh-mRS...0/DSC_0271.JPG


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 10-Oct-2020 at 07:54 PM.

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    Thank you Dr Seow, for a very detail information

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