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    Default Lycaenidae species collection

    For those of you who have shot various unknown Nacaduba/Prosotas/Ionolyce/Jamides/Catochrysops species, can you please upload your shots here for comparison? There have been many variations and perhaps even aberrations in some of the species, and I would like to create database of images here to combine all the sightings of various species so that we can help to compare and contrast the markings to narrow down the ID for at least some of them.

    E.g. Federick's mystery two 'eyespot' Nacaduba from his 'home' location, and some of the more recent Ubin finds.
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    here are some of my (9) collections:
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    last 5 pics...
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    http://freebsd.tspes.tpc.edu.tw/~afu/910_38.htm

    UFO@05-28 seem similar to Catopyrops almora. But our UFO's lines are much narrower.
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    well done CP! I'd say it's very similar, even the color of the eyes. Hope this will give our master khew some clue

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    Well done! Looks like you've found the needle in the haystack, CP! There is one species in C&P4 which is Catopyrops ancyra aberrans. The shot of the underside in Fleming seems to match this species quite closely, but the various shots of the specimens in your Taiwanese link is quite close too.

    Interestingly, both Fleming and C&P4 say that this species is rare! We saw at least two that day, and SC has also shot it before. Very interesting find...
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    The reason why we could not find a match in C&P4 is because there are no shots of this species' undersides. Fortunately, Fleming has a shot of a male underside, which corresponds to our shots quite closely. The key ID is described as Hindwing spot in space 2 orange crowned. 12/15mm wingspan, and found in M3 (jungle up to 2,500 ft).

    Federick, can you post your twin spot UFO shot at BSP on this thread for comparison?
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    More shots of this species on the Australian website. Different subspecies though, but the undersides are quite unique in terms of its markings and twin orange crowned tornal spots.

    http://www.usyd.edu.au/macleay/larvae/lyca/ancyra.html

    Hmm... Ancyra Blue?
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    I got the upperside shot

    btw what is Fleming ?


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    1st shot taken on 21 Dec 2004
    2nd shot on 9 Feb 2005.
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