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  1. #1
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    Default Id help needed for skipper

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Pls help with the skipper id for member.
    Is this Malayan Swift (Caltoris malaya)? Thanks!
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    Cher Hern

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    Most likely male Caltoris bromus.

    There is a relatively large upper cellspot present, indicating there will be two cellspot.

    C. malaya have no cellspot ; Occasionally only tiny ones.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/93360001.html


    C. cormasa usually have only a lower cellspot; if the upper cellspot is present, it is tiny.
    Undersde HW a darker reddish brown.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8EbM65dWq...C_adult_03.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/93340001.html

    Two similar spwxiws with two cellspot in Singapore are C. bromus & cahira.

    C. cahira; HW very dark chocolate brown.
    P. Malaysia male.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gancw1/21680122591
    Female Singapore.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7l1dr3n_gK...ris+bromus.jpg


    C. bromus HW dark brown with an ochreous overlay.
    The female is the only species here where two white spots in space 2 & 3 may be present.

    Female Singapore.
    Upperside with two cellspot.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...peg?1626102276
    Underside with HW white spots 2 & 3.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...peg?1626102279

    Male is without is always without the HW spots.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/93320001.html
    Taiwan male.
    https://data.taieol.tw/files/eoldata...9/00126473.jpg
    Another Singapore male.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...peg?1626603050


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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