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    Default Potanthus spp 3

    Greetings from Bhutan!!!

    Dear Dr. Seow,
    I took this Potanthus spp at an elevation of 1500metres,can this be Potanthus trachala as well as it was taken in same location la.
    https://flic.kr/p/2muYRCB
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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    This one is fairly typical for Potanthus pseudomaesa clio.

    FW with spotsc 4 & 5 close to the spots above & below, ie spot 4 is slightly overlapping spot 3, & spot 5 nearly touching spot 6.
    Spots 2 & 3 with nearly straight margins.
    HW with a prominent spot 6 (rare in P. trachala.)

    P. trachala. Note HW spot 6 usually absent upperside.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xp54_a5Xd1...Bupperside.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...c574efd4-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...09765462-1.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92730010.html

    P. pseudomaesa. HW spot 6 often present upperside.
    https://slbutterflies.lk/storage/app...1492795816.JPG
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...5ac1c538-1.jpg
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92740010.html

    It is possible that Potanthus 1 is also P. pseudomaesa since the abdominal end black patch is diamond-shaped.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/showt...otanthus-spp-1

    This example below of P. pseudomaesa have spots 4 & 5 fully detached.
    Southern India have only P. pseudomaesa, pallida, palnia, confucius & pava ie no P. trachala.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...b5d092b6-1.jpg



    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 28-Sep-2021 at 01:56 PM.

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    Thank you so much Dr.Seow��
    Best Regards

    Tshulthrim

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