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    Default ID Needed for Arhopala Spp

    Hi Dr. Seow, can you pls. help with IDing this Arhopala Spp.
    Top is from another butt.
    Left and right views are from the same butt.

    Thanks in advance,
    benjin

    TBC1.jpg

    TBC2.jpg

    TBC3.jpg
    Ben Jin

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    2 & c3 is Arhopala pseudomuta.

    Key features are 1, FW postdiscal spot 4 is dislocated & shifted from the band , 2. HW postdiscal band is completely dislocated at vein 2 (near the 'V' spot/
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...-%20Horace.jpg

    Similar species A. alitaeus.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...le_Chng_01.jpg


    1 is too difficult, but if it was taken in the same area is probably the female A. pseudomuta.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...aMFUpUnAC1.jpg


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr. Seow for the ID suggestion.
    Ben Jin

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