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    Both Tajuria mantra & deudorix are very similar.

    Tajuria deudorix is recorded in Singapore .
    It is so similar to T. mantra that it have probably been overlooked.
    In southern Thailand it seems to be the commoner species.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4h/8h058010.html
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4h/8h052001.html
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    Tajuria mantra
    2 males 1 female.
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FvKSiuJhZ..._Nelson_01.jpg
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qttQsnMH9...Anthony_01.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...-%20horace.jpg


    Tajuria deudorix
    Two males & 1 female.
    https://res.cloudinary.com/ppc1/imag...4j3uvklvdg.jpg
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/36507213396
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m-aGkpJFr...0/DSC_7449.JPG



    A recent observation Dec 14 2022, Kent Ridge Park is very likely this species.
    https://static.inaturalist.org/photo...678/large.jpeg

    This image is also correct for Tajuria deudorix.
    https://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_l...php?spc_id=185



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    Last edited by Psyche; 18-Dec-2022 at 11:52 PM.

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    I took this pic back in 2006 at TBHP. The black bars in HW spaces 2 and 3 are straight and detached.
    Do you think it is a Tajuria deudorix?

    Tajuria_mantra_or_deudorix.jpg
    Horace

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    Yes. This is definitely Tajuria deudorix ingeni. Female. Note long palps.
    The statement that the FW submarginal fascia is always near the margin is incorrect.
    This is variable as seen in Yutaka's website.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4h/8h058010.html
    I will need to correct that.


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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I am now viewing some inat of tajuria mantra in Singapore
    Would the following observation be tajuria deudorix base on the black bar is straight and detached?
    inat link -
    1 - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98772147
    2 - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85070919 This one the V seems to fit deudorix the best
    3 - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52161514

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    Post 4.

    Of the three only 2 is Tajuria deudorix.
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85070919
    In particular it is well to see the black bar in the upper space 3. It is very straight & fully detached.
    This observation is also in Kent Ridge Park, indicating a small colony there.

    The other two observations have curvatures in both black bars in space 2 & 3.

    It may not be a coincidence that all images of T. deudorix are brown, no grey form being seen.


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    Last edited by Psyche; 19-Dec-2022 at 09:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    Post 2.

    Yes. This is definitely Tajuria deudorix ingeni. Female. Note long palps.
    The statement that the FW submarginal fascia is always near the margin is incorrect.
    This is variable as seen in Yutaka's website.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lyc4h/8h058010.html
    I will need to correct that.


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    Many thanks, Dr Seow for the confirmation.
    Horace

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    Dear Doctor Seow,

    I was scrolling through the forum and also saw a older forum post suggesting the life cycle of tajuria deudorix is completed in Singapore. Is there more information on what hostplant it was utilizing?

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    The hostplants of T. deudorix ingeni were mistletoes, Dendrophthoe & Scurrula.

    Dendrophthoe pentandra.
    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/florafaunaweb/flora/3/3/3318
    Scurrula ferruginea.
    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/florafaunaweb/flora/6/5/6548


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    Dr Seow,

    Based on your sketches, the slightly curved bars in spaces 2/3 of the hindwings, would this key out to be T. mantra?
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    I feel that this would be T. mantra, the slightly curved bar and the "V shape" below the space 2/3 seems rather sharp
    Zick Soh

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