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    Ah okay thank you!
    Jian Kai

  2. #32

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    Hi Dr Seow,

    Have some skippers for ID. Also I'm a little confused about between Potanthus ganda and omaha, are the differences just the dark dusting in the HW veins across the orange patch? Because sometimes P. ganda seems to have a little dark scaling on the veins. Thank you!

    1. Potanthus ganda?
    ganda.jpeg

    2. This should be Potanthus omaha
    omaha.jpeg

    3. Telicota augias? Very vibrant orange and very very faint HW markings (did not change the saturation or vibrancy in post-editing)
    augias.jpeg

    4. Telicota linna or besta? HW veins not dark dusted, but veins are strongly raised. I can't really tell if the body/face is paler. *Shot by Ash Foo
    telicota.jpeg
    Jian Kai

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    Post 32.

    1 .Female Potanthus ganda.

    2. Female Potanthus omaha (probably with some hybrid blood)

    3. Male Telicota augias.

    4. Female Telicota linna.
    If the pic is very sharp & the veins can be seen to be clean it should be T. linna
    Also note the body underparts (abdomen & thorax),and face are paler.
    Telicota linna.
    Male, female.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-79Gj7N-1G...TL_male_01.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e_7pWdo7X..._female_03.jpg

    Telicota besta.
    Male & two females.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EcRIOq2iv...t_male_-04.jpg
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jNl8Waf_H...ale_03+(1).jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OEM0FaXJU..._female_01.jpg

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    Potanthus omaha & ganda can be quite tricky at times.
    There are intermediates or hybrids between the two.


    Potanthus omaha.
    Typically dull ochreous.
    Veins shoulbe dusted throughout, including FW.
    Veins on upperside HW also blackend.
    Ground colour very lightly darken.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...759/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...057/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...482/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...1235/large.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...7871/large.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...433/large.jpeg


    Potanthus ganda.
    More orange especially in the male.
    Veins typically not dark dusted.
    Spots edged with heavier dark shadings.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...978/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...200/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...648/large.jpeg
    Females. Note veins across FW band also not or barely darken.
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e_HuBihng..._underside.jpg
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ht4NZzQND..._underside.jpg
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--7DDZsR_4...da_dart_05.jpg
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...1493/large.jpg


    Intermediate forms.

    These have more the characters of P. ganda
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...946/large.jpeg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...2938/large.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L3ew9ztkIk...thus-ganda.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...Dart-KohCH.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L3ew9ztkIk...thus-ganda.jpg


    These looks more like P. omaha.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...2965/large.jpg
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...2955/large.jpg



    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you for the clarifications Dr Seow!
    Jian Kai

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    Hi Dr Seow,

    Is this Telicota besta? The colour seemed a little off, but I reckon its from age. Thank you!
    photo1664531516.jpeg
    Jian Kai

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    Post 36.

    Female Telicota colon.
    Note FW spots 4 & 5 are not aligned properly. Often they are distorted.
    The upper spot 5 is often bisected horizontally.
    Males,
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...colon2-KSK.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...1652/large.jpg
    Females.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-grsw9HIBWI...n%2Bstinga.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...3633/large.jpg


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    Hi Dr Seow,

    Need assistance with this Pelopidas sp. The FW spots are aligned. Thank you!

    Pelopidas assamensis?
    Small Branded Swift (3) - Copy.jpeg
    Jian Kai

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    Post 38.

    Female Pelopidas mathias Strongly grey shaded.

    Antennal club witnout prominent white band. FW 15-16mm.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zld9bl5mdB...S_adult_01.jpg

    Pelopidas assamensis is very large ,more than 2X larger than P. mathias. FW 24-26mm.
    FW & HW spots white, large on FW.
    Antennal with prominent white band.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...akar_ap010.jpg
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...amensis.mv.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--xEq_1gWXl...C_0390-001.JPG
    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/-/media/ff...46f461e50.ashx


    TL Seow: CHeers.
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    Thank you Dr Seow!
    Jian Kai

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