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    I think it's a J. pura as it is the only one that has the incomplete bars in the discal area of the hindwing bt the other lines dn't look like the J. pura in C&P4.
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    A grass blue being eaten by a crab spider.
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    Pic 1 Female I. helicon. Note forewing postdiscal band staggered in an arc. Hindwing slightly angular. Probably slightly deformed.
    pic 2 Male Nacaduba beroe. Note somewhat broad forewing submarginal band with lower inner margin not indented by the veins; large submarginal spot in space 6 on the hindwing; wing base noticeably darkened.

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    Pic1 N. subperusia lysa female. Note width of space 4 & 5 between postdical band and the submarginal much narrower than either; ocellus ringed with clear orange.
    Pic2 N. pactolus male. Note hindwing large triangular marginal spot in space 6 pushing submarginal spot inwards; sharp drop in the inner margin between the submarginal spots in space 5 & 6.
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    Pic3 N. pactolus female.
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    Pic4. N.subperusia lysa female
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    Pic5 N. pactolus male.
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    Pic6. Nacaduba kurava male. Note broad band as in N beroe, but inner margin gently scallopped to gently stepped lower down. Large submarginal spot in space 6 on the hindwing. Wingbase not darkened. Female with larger spots ,deeply scallopped inner margin and hindwing large spot ovate. (see Ellen Tan's N. beroe)
    Pic7 unknown probably N. berenice.
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    Pic8. Nacaduba sanaya female. Note width of space 4 & 5 on hindwing between submarginal and postdiscal bands as wide as either; forewing postdiscal band dislocated at upper end; rounded large marginal spot in space 3 next to ocellus.

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    Nacaduba berenice icena
    The commonest of the 6-line Blue is also the most variable. In particular the forewing postdiscal band can be dislocated at all points, not seen in the other species. The forewing submarginal band is narrow; the upper three spots are somewhat pyramidal and the lower three narrow rectangles. The hindwing submarginal spots tend to be broad or distorted Vs. Females have marginal spots which bulged in the middle, while males have more level spots.
    Note, all females except male at seepage and the Catopyrops.

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    poor pic, probably N.berenice.

    Last pic probably just Jamides celeno.

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    Thanks for helping us to ID the butterflies! Really great to have you on board with us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    Horace
    Pic8. Nacaduba sanaya female. Note width of space 4 & 5 on hindwing between submarginal and postdiscal bands as wide as either; forewing postdiscal band dislocated at upper end; rounded large marginal spot in space 3 next to ocellus.
    Many thanks for confirming that the 4-Line Blue is indeed Nacaduba sanaya.

    I had also bred another 4-Line Blue species sometimes back. Attached below are pics of the adults. The first pic shows a female and the 2nd a male. I am still not too sure whether it is a N. superusia or N. sanaya.
    Your comments on their ID will be very much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Mormon View Post
    Thanks for helping us to ID the butterflies! Really great to have you on board with us!
    You're welcome. I forgot to add two things which may have been confusing everyone in the past.

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    C&P4 Plate 37/35 is Nacaduba kurava male not female.
    C&P4 Plate 37/38 is Nacaduba calauria male not female.

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    This is great, Seow. Now we can at least confirm and re-confirm some of the species that had stumped us.

    Ant, can you consolidate the pics (cut and paste) and then put Seow's descriptions with the pics on this thread? That way, we can read the descriptions and see the pics together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horace2264 View Post
    Many thanks for confirming that the 4-Line Blue is indeed Nacaduba sanaya.

    I had also bred another 4-Line Blue species sometimes back. Attached below are pics of the adults. The first pic shows a female and the 2nd a male. I am still not too sure whether it is a N. superusia or N. sanaya.
    Your comments on their ID will be very much appreciated.
    Horace, you got an interesting pair there. The female at the top is clear- cut N. subperusia. Note the very narrow space between the two adjacent bands. The male at the bottom is another matter. The lower space in space 4 is very wide while the upper space in space 5 is narrower than the postdiscal band to the inside while much wider than the submarginal band. At least in N. sanaya the width of the two spaces are equally wide, while the marginal spot in space 3 looks similar.
    This is one of those individual variation that can cause a lot of confusion. It is a good thing that you bred the specimen otherwise we will not be aware of it
    TL Seow

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