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    Let me add two more specimen which I got last weekend in my backyard in Shillong. Maybe same species but I see few differences.

    Photographs taken at Shillong (191 m above msl)

    5.a.
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    5.b. (same specimen as 5a)
    1b.JPG

    6.a.
    2a.JPG

    6.b. (same specimen as 6a)
    2b.JPG

    Regards
    Aomoa

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    Post 11.

    They look to be male & female of one species.
    The single upper cellspot IDed it as Halpe.
    Antenna with a white spot.
    Cellspot about = spot 3.
    UnH unmarked ,not even the black discal spots.

    Most likely Halpe kumara.

    Only other sp. is H. knyvetti but this have at least some visible obscure spots.
    Fig 2.
    https://archive.org/details/transact...p?view=theater

    Note Thoressa hyrie can look very similar, but Cellspot is doubled, & cilia chequered.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...e4418ab8-2.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...e4418ab8-1.jpg


    TL Seow:Cheers.

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    Dear Dr. Seow,

    Adding one more which I got in my recent field trip. Could this be H. kusala?

    5a
    Z50_2999.JPG

    5b
    Z50_2993.JPG

    Regards

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    Adding one more.

    6.
    Z50_2950.JPG

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    Post 13 & 14..

    5a & 5b.

    This does not seem to have a distinct band & are probably in H. aucma, molta ,filda. Correctionrobbaly Halpe flava.

    H. filda 'FW no cellspot.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...565e6cc4-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...565e6cc4-2.jpg

    H. aucma ;FW with a cellspot; HW interneural spots diffuse & merging.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...134c48-2_0.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...134c48-3_0.jpg

    H. molta.FW with a cellspot; HW interneural spots better defined individually.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...fcc40f82-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...2320c8b2-1.jpg

    5a & b looks to be Halpe molta, as the spots are better defined.




    6 has a better defined band. Probably H. flava

    Both H. flava ,band yellow & H. kusala ,band yellowish white are said to be recorded in India.

    H. flava See field shots at bottom.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/91360001.html

    H. kusala
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/91390001.html

    Probable H. kusala.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...ecb8a52f-2.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...69bdb287-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...a88bd4f7-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/si...a88bd4f7-2.jpg


    TL Seow;Cheers.
    PS. 5 & 6 are likely the same species, just a matter of depth of colouring.
    Halpe flava occur all the way to Assam.
    Peninsular Malaysia.
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X02q-v6U1...0/DSC_3039.JPG
    Last edited by Psyche; 08-Oct-2022 at 01:03 PM.

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