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    Default Butterflies ID help

    Hello, I am new to butterflies ID so I would appreciate any corrections to my ID, and help in those that I cannot ID, thank you!

    1. Could this be Drupadia rufotaenia?
    DSC_0277.jpg

    2. Ionolyce helicon merguiana?
    Ionolyce helicon merguiana (Pointed Line Blue)_DFNP_27 Oct 2020.jpg

    3. Are both photos Pelopidas mathias mathias?
    a. Pelopidas mathias mathias (Small Branded Swift_UPRP_7 Oct 2020.jpg
    b. TNP_29 Sep 2020.jpg

    4. Are both photos Potanthus omaha omaha?
    a. Potanthus omaha omaha (Lesser Dart)_Tampines Ecogreen_17 Sep 2020.jpg
    b.Potanthus omaha omaha (Lesser Dart)_TNP_6 Sep 2020.jpg

    5. Is this photo enough to ID it as Potanthus trachala tytleri?
    Potanthus trachala tytleri (Detached Dart)_SLNP_1 Sep 2020.jpg

    6. Rapala dieneces dieneces? It has a dull upperside.
    Rapala dieneces dieneces (Scarlet Flash)_USRP_29 Aug 2020 female.jpg

    7. Jamides celeno aelianus?
    SLNP_14 Sep 2020 a.jpg

    8. I am unable to get pass this Telicota sp.
    TEG_25 Sep 2020.jpg

    9. Nor this Rapala sp. This is a female, dull coloured on the upper side.
    USRP_10 Oct 2020.jpg

    Thanks and sorry for the spam!
    Sebastian

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    1. Female Drupadia rufotaenia.
    HW with orange submarginal band extending from tornus past vein 2 often to vein 3.
    Male palpi half whit; female palpi 2/3 black.
    Male.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4011/4...5a1c427d_b.jpg
    Females.
    https://a4.pbase.com/g9/25/686825/2/...5.UB5RQfy4.jpg
    https://thaibutterflies.com/wp-conte...fotaenia-1.jpg


    D. ravindra.
    HW submarginal orange band obsolete or narrow & extending only a little beyond vein 1.
    HW apex more orange shaded.

    Male with straight margin & palpi half black.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cLQQtsbCz...P_adult_02.jpg

    Female with rounded FW margin & palpi 2/3 black.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...1%20200908.jpg

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    2. Female Ionolyce helicon..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionoly...onFUpUnAC1.jpg


    3a. Pelopidas mathias male.

    P. mathias; Ground colour unevenly shaded with paler marginal zones.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NQjrfm7_w...enedict_01.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7JuPSD_pj...derside_02.jpg


    P. agna Ground colour more uniformly brown,
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...A_male_06a.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hw681ALm5...ded+Swift+.jpg


    3b. Borbo cinnara. male.HW with out a central cellspot; typicall with spots 2, 3, & 6 as seen here.
    FW the 3 subapical spots in a strong arc.

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KaVjdL_FA...lt_Khew_01.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec..._female_01.jpg

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    4a Potanthus omaha female.
    4b male.

    Abdominal end yellow ;Underside lightly dark shaded. Veins variably dark dusted both upper & under sides.

    Similar with abdominal end yellow.
    Deeper orange colour with heavier shading.
    Veins not or barely dark dusted (difference more distinct on UpH.
    Male. P.Malaysia.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r1T4ajMPu...25286%2529.jpg
    Male & female, Singapore.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L3ew9ztkI...thus-ganda.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e_HuBihng..._underside.jpg


    5. Potanthus trachala.
    Although not perfect, the view is sufficient to ID. P. trachala in Singapore.

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    6. Female Rapala suffusa.

    9. Female Rapala dieneces.


    These two are much confused in the past.

    Rapala suffusa female ; Strongly yellow.
    FW postdiscal band curved in to the costa.
    HW orange crown around the black spot yellow & merges into the ground colour.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...Sunny-Chir.jpg
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/production-...or__FAFAFA.jpg
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...lash_Ellen.jpg
    https://a4.pbase.com/g9/25/686825/2/...5.sRe8z1wO.jpg


    Rapala dieneces female. Ground colour brownisn to ochreous.
    FW postdiscal band straight or nearly so.
    HW with the orange crown around the black spot distinctly orange & contrast with the yellow shading.
    https://wingscales.com/content/record/1741-1-cec76.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2891/3...8ecd103c_c.jpg
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...4awjw&usqp=CAU


    The female of Rapala damona is uncertain but as the male is a deep orange brown the probable female may be deduced thus.
    Male & probale female.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4600/...0662737f_c.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-66Xxi-yYP...ash-SunnyC.png
    Last edited by Psyche; 30-Oct-2020 at 11:09 PM.

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    7. Jamides celeno.

    Although the male's exposed FW suggest J. pura. the dark shading indicate there is a dark border , less developed.

    J. pura in Sundaland have the HW balck spot with prominent long silvery side bars.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/J...sMFUpUnAC1.jpg
    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/...65d57a1b_c.jpg
    http://nlliew66butterflies.blogspot....pura-pura.html

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    8. Telicota besta male.


    Telicota can be very difficult. A shift in the angle of light renders the colour tone hard to judge.


    T. augias. Male ;Uniformly deep orange including face & abdomen. Veins in male not dark dusted.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f8o_ke_F-...alm%2BDart.jpg


    T. colon male; FW spots staggered in a stepladder arrangement. Veins may be lightly darkened. Face slightly paler.
    https://www.butterflycircle.com/chec...20-%20Khew.jpg

    T. linna; male Duller , veins not dark-dusted.
    Face & lower part of abdomen paler but may be hard to see the abdomen.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pxufm6yxw...TL_male_02.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-79Gj7N-1G...TL_male_01.jpg


    T. besta male. Veins across HW band may be lightly dark-dusted but hard to judge & not reliable.
    Only the face is paler.
    Male with upperside confirmation.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NbpYa8Xex...0/DSC_0294.JPG
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n_yvZvnii...0/DSC_0303.JPG

    Freshly eclosed male, Singapore.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1rRXJdPYo...ed_male_01.jpg



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr. Seow for the detailed breakdown and explanation!

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