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    Default ID needed for Skipper

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Is this Zographetus ogygia or Zographetus doxus? Thanks!
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    Zographetus doxus. Female.

    The two species were easily confused in the past.

    Males are identified by their large white area on the antennal clubs.


    Zographetus doxus.
    Ground with a more yellow bloom in the discal (central) HW area.Margins broadly brown.
    Space 4 & 5 paler , yellower than inner adjoining HW cell.
    HW veins are noticeably darkened.

    Males.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...drick%20Ho.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...nny%20Chir.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...-%20Horace.jpg

    Females.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...jpg?1554258705
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...Bene%20Tay.jpg



    Zographetus ogygia.
    Ground colour more uniform, golden brown to red brown.
    Space 4 & 5 ,& adjoining HW cell uniformly brown.
    HW veins barely darkened.

    Males.
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...peg?1494429508
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_G-GFHdye...0/DSC_3514.JPG
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/inse...aphetusogygia/
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GFVEOFh60...-HoraceTan.jpg

    Female.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kryJ8yvgA...ygia-KohCH.jpg


    Z. ogygia in Southern India looks very different.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ppil_ar631.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...doth_ae970.jpg



    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 16-May-2021 at 07:21 AM.

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