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    Default Parantica spp

    Greetings from Bhutan!!!

    I took this butterfly at an elevation of 1200 meters, can this be Parantica pedonga la.

    https://flic.kr/p/2m5Ep9p
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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    Parantica pedonga.

    Three species very similar.

    P. melaneus ;FW apex broadly rounded , less produced.
    HW cell narrowly elliptical.
    HW white stripes in space 1a & b sharply defined.
    Darker brown.
    HW black male brand occupy space 1a & part of space 1b.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...157130e1-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...9d1c1e6a-1.jpg


    Parantica sita.
    FW apex moderately produced. Underside chestnut.
    HW cell broadly elliptica/club-shaped.
    HW white stripes in space 1a & b variable tinged/sullied brown.
    HW black male brand covers space 1a , spacw 1b & part of space 2..
    HW outer submarinal spots typically large.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...8c3eb48c-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...dhan_aa992.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...20242d2a-1.jpg


    Parantica pedonga.
    FW apex strongly produced in the male.
    HW cell broad.
    HW submarginal spots often small.
    HW black male brand covers space 1a & most of space 1b but not space 2.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...cea0734a-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ap226.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...d01a9225-1.jpg



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you so much Dr Seow for confirmation la��
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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