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  1. #141
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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Vhinese new year is around the corner, so happy chinese new year! I took the eve to revisit mandai, a place close to home that spark the many interest in skippers. So as a "homecoming", i have a couple of skipper i would like ur opinion of

    1 - telicota species, i am not sure of this one
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009698

    2 - contigious swift? the spots seems a bit weird, but it flew fast and out of reach
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009713

    3 - dark banded ace
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009732

    4 - contigious swift
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009733

    5 - large dart
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009734

    6 - pelopidas? or borbo?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009736

    7 - besta palm dart?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147009741

    Skipping regards and Happy chinese new year!!
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Firstly, Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating it.

    Post 141.
    I amm afraid your images are getting smaller than when you are using your handphone.

    1. Potanthus ?omaha.
    The distortion causes the spots to appear close together.
    The abdominal end is yellow (No Telicota has that.).

    2. Caltoris comarsa
    The antennae have prominent pale area.
    FW cell only a small lower cellspot.

    3 Halpe ormenes.
    A 2nd recorded species, Halpe elana have narrow yellow band. It is extinct.

    4. Polytremis lubricans.
    From the antenna & the ochreous colour.

    5. Potanthus serina.
    Abdominal end black-banded; UnH brown shaded, spot 6 small; UnF spot 5 smaller than spot 4.

    6. Baoris female probably B. farri.
    UnH no spots ;Antennae black. longer profile shape, ochroeus brown.


    7. Male Telicota colon.
    Note FW spots 3, 4, & 5 are all staggered outwards.



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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    Yes, my image has gotten quite smaller, i do notice that as well. I didnt afford a macro lens for the camera so im using a 50mm to 250mm lens to shoot, and thus i cant really get some very close images at some time. I will crop accordingly next time to make it easier to view. I do however, find the ability to shoot from a further distance much more valuable that i can get some species that do not permit me to shoot from a close distance

    Skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I have shot some skipper, and i tried to make my image a wee bit bigger through more zooming in, would like to hear ur opinions.

    1 - Caltoris cormasa
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600346

    2 - potanthus omaha? but unusually small, small as a Taractrocera archias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600337

    3 - pelopidas mathias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600332

    4 - pelopidas mathias
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147600298

    a few attempt to improve the shots

    skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Post 144.

    1. Caltoris cormasamale.
    Typical . reddish tone ;pale area on antennae.

    2. Female Potanthus omaha
    Antennae as for Potanthus.

    3, & 4,Pelopidas mathias males.
    Typical with irregular & grey shadings.


    TL Seow: CHeers.

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I am much more unlucky today, got some far shots of some skippers only, would like to ask for IDs

    1 - telicota or potanthus? Theres a black band at the abdomen end, yet the wing suggest something like a potanthus
    inat link https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147818038

    2-P.omaha?
    inat link - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147818017

    Skipping regards
    Zicky
    Zick Soh

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    Post 146.

    1 Female Potanthus trachala.
    There is a HW spot 7 (only seen in Potanthus). FW spots 4 & 5 detached.

    2. Male Potanthus omaha.
    The abdominal end is yellow although there is a stronger black line than usual.


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