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    Default ID help needed for Skipper (22 Nov 2021)

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Pls help with the following id, thanks!

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    Cher Hern

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    Male Potanthus trachala tytleri.

    Of the species with a prominent black band at the abdominal end the closest is to P. mingo.


    P. trachala tytleri. Larger. FW 14-15mm.

    FW upperside with spots 4 & 5 fully detached or nearly so.
    FW underside spots 4 & 5 no overlap, connected above & below only by the spikes.
    FW spots 2 & 3 with concave margins.
    HW upper spot of band strongly projected out from the outer margins of the band in space 2 & 3.
    All Singapore males.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xp54_a5Xd1...Bupperside.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kvlAhJLLsd...la-tytleri.jpg
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kcinccQ1a...%2Btytleri.JPG


    P. mingo Smaller FW 12-13mm.
    FW with spots 4 & 5 with varying overlaps.
    FW spots 2 & 3 with straight margins.
    HW HW underside band upper spot only slightly projected beyond the outer margins of the band in space 2 & 3.
    Underside HW band margins excavate, concave with dark spots.
    All Singapore males.
    https://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b...ngeSkipper.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f3wB2A2ujB...0/_MG_1531.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lQGrUAdKox...0/_MG_1529.jpg



    P. serina Large FW 16mm.
    FW with spot 5 much smaller than spot 4.
    Underside largely brown shaded, more orangey,
    HW often with a small spot 6 at the upper inner corner.
    Male.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...serina-KSK.jpg


    P. juno. FW 14mm.
    Abdominal end with a dark patchdorsally.
    FW with spot 5 smaller than spot 4.
    FW subapical spot 8 reduced or absent.
    Singapore male & female.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eLxO6Cqrl-...it%2BBrown.jpg
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WroJpPq0U...Dart-KohCH.jpg


    The other three species have the abdominal yellow with a thin black line basally.
    Female do have darkish shading of the abdominal end dorsaloly.
    Males. P. omaha, ganda & confucius.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...obby%20Mun.jpg
    https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1337...ac5c42d89d.jpg
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...viHOGyobqFTUiw



    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 23-Nov-2021 at 01:19 AM.

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