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Thread: Neptis nata vs clinia in the W. Himalayas

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    Default Neptis nata vs clinia in the W. Himalayas

    Hi, I wanted to know the differences b.w Neptis nata yerburyi and N. clinia praedicta. Both these subspecies are found in the western Himalayas and are so confusing in the field.

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    Neptis is very difficult in the Himalayas with dsf & wsf & numerous species.

    What I cna say is this.

    You could download the Bio-one article by Smetacek.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=nept...Dj0Duzp3KsocOM


    Neptis nata.
    FW submarginal spot more noticeably bent in at apex.
    Dsf only with slightly larger spots.
    FW cell-bar & cellend spot & HW postdiscal spots clear.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...0debe9-1_1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...780831-1_0.jpg

    Neptis clinia
    FW submarginal spots usually more evenly curved in at apex.
    FW cell-bar & cellend spot & HW postdiscal spots sullied in wsf.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...0e70ab96-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...25cd68ef-1.jpg
    Dsf with broad confluent spots
    FW postdiscal spot 3 triangular.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...4f44cbd0-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...ee0d86ad-3.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...4567d9c1-1.jpg

    Also similar N. soma butleri.
    FW submarginal spots angled in strongly at apex.
    Spots wide; HW discal band widen at apex; pstidscal spots tall.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...4362c7-2_1.jpg


    TL Seow; Cheers.

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    Thank you soo much Dr. Seow

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