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    Smile Skipper ID request

    Dear Dr Seow,

    Below are a couple of skippers that i have collated that i require more help with ID with, also welcoming any help i can receive as well! I am still inexperience in Identifying skippers, which i hope i am able to learn much more about them as i slowly learn to check out identification features.

    Skipper 1 - skipper 1.jpg

    Skipper 2 - skipper 2.jpg
    I believe it to be a caltoris/baoris species? This was shot in mandai

    Skipper 3 - skipper 3.jpg
    I believe it to be also a caltoris/baoris species? Also shot in the same area as skipper 2, but appears to have mild differences

    Skipper 4 - skipper 4.jpg
    This flew into a housing area in mandai in the late night of about 9pm, which I believe this to be E. torus or E. thrax, but i still cant quite tell how to observe the shape of the termen in the wings itself.

    Skipper 5 - skipper 5.jpg
    This is the same specimen as skipper 4, which i hope helps if its a alternate angle should skipper 4 isnt sufficient

    skipper 6 - skipper 6.jpg
    This was observe in woodlands of Singapore nearby a area block for construction, i once again decide this is a E. thrax or E.torus as well

    Skipper 7 - skipper 7.jpg
    same specimen as skipper 6, but i decided a backup view would be sufficient

    skipper 8 - skipper 8.jpg
    this is found in the same woodlands area, but a different specimen on a different day

    skipper 9 - skipper 9.jpg
    i think this is a telicota species?

    skipper 10 - skipper 10.jpg
    i believe this is a caltoris/baoris species once again, observe at upper seletar reservoir

    Regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    1. Probably Potanthus serina.

    Unfortunately the FW spot 4 is hidden as well as the abdominal end.
    HW band have a vague tiny spot 6.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rzo8wjfyCs...S_adult_01.jpg

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    2. Probably Caltoris bromus male.

    Caltoris bromus.
    Uniform dark browm
    Typically spots large white, subapical often two ;Upper celspot prominent.
    Prominent pale area on antenna.
    Males.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...9155/large.jpg
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...587/large.jpeg

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    3. Baoris oceia.male.
    Antennae blackish; FW swept & long.
    Tiny spots, blackish appearance.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...ryPvs&usqp=CAU

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    4. Male Erionota thrax.

    5. Female Erinota thrax Note smaller white part of antennal club.

    FW have a narrower shape.
    HW patch margin regular, nnt notched.
    Male & female.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...I0Idw&usqp=CAU
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...tI3pQ&usqp=CAU

    6. 7 Female Erionota torus.
    8. Male Erionota torus.
    FW rather broad; margin convex.
    HW patch with a couple of broad notches.

    Male & Female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...a11828-1_0.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...0879-Copy5.jpg

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    8. Male probably Telicota besta.
    Some vein darkening; FW spots 4 & 5 equal.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...AzP-Q&usqp=CAU



    9. Caltoris philippina male.
    Antennae blackish; FW sharp, lower half excavated (incurved.)
    Worn but with coarse scalings of pale ochreous scales.
    https://i860.photobucket.com/albums/...atPM115328.png





    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Continuing my journey learning how to ID skipper, and i require some assistance on the following skippers, all which are taken in Singapore this year

    Skipper 1 - which Caltoris species is this? Is there any comparison picture to tell apart the various caltoris species, as i find it a bit hard to get the proper terms on specific dots on the wings to see the differences
    Skipper 1.jpg

    Skipper 2-Another caltoris species?
    skipper 9.jpg

    Skipper 3 -Another Caltoris species?
    Skipper 4.jpg

    skipper 4-is this a Potanthus omaha(Lesser Dart)?
    Skipper 2.jpg

    Skipper 5-Is this also a lesser dart as well?
    skipper 3.jpg

    Skipper 6 - Another lesser Dart?
    skipper 6.jpg

    Skipper 7
    skipper 7.jpg

    Skipper 8-quite a tiny dart, about only a thumbnail length
    skipper 8.jpg

    Skipper 9-Is this a small branded swift, Pelopidas mathias
    Skipper 5.jpg

    With regards
    Zick
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    Zick Soh

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