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Thread: 2 Catochrysops for ID

  1. #1
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    Apr 2014

    Default 2 Catochrysops for ID

    1. C. panormus?
    The FW costal spot (very faded) is not so near to the band as in other specimens I have seen but the HW marginal spots looks pointed.
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-17 at 5.08.27 PM.jpeg

    2. C.strabo?
    The HW spots not pointed.
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-17 at 9.41.32 PM.jpeg

    Both specimens recorded at Ubin, Sg on 17 Jan 2022.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010


    Both are Catochrysops strabo.

    The two can sometimes be very similar.

    Catochrysops panormus.
    Male upperside clear blue with the veins white.
    FW costal spot close to the postdiscal band.
    Submarginal spots tend to be chevrons (V-shaped), that on the HW arching high.
    FW with the margin clear, not sullied by the marginal spots which are often weak.

    Typical forms.
    Form with the markings broad.

    Catochrysops strabo.
    Male upperside purplish blue with the veins obscure.
    FW costal spot about midway between the postdiscal band & the cellend bar, but variable.
    Submarginal spots have more level margins ,so they form more regular bands especially on the FW.
    FW marginal area often sullied by the diffuse marginal spots.

    Typical forms.

    Form with the costal spot like panormus.
    The faded male on the right is fairly typical, the female atypical (possibly hybrid) .

    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 22-Jan-2022 at 05:42 AM.

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