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    Default Orange Skipper Collection I - Telicota spp

    Starting this, so that we can post all our orange Telicota skipper UFOs for comparison and future reference. Who knows, after awhile we may be able to ID them from field shots if we have enough references.

    Mating pairs are very crucial to the IDs as we can then verify better, the differences between the males and females.

    So here goes...

    This first one is a Telicota shot at Ubin's Sensory Trail. The 2nd one is another Telicota shot nearby but a different specimen.

    The 3rd one is definitely a female Telicota cos it laid an egg on the ginger-like plant. Shot at USR.
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    Here are two more, both shot at TBHP. The mating pair appear similar on the undersides, but the uppersides are different, as shown in C&P4. The problem with C&P4 is that it does not show the undersides of T. colon. The uppersides of T. colon and T. augias are not easy to differentiate due to the subtle differences as indicated in the ID Key.

    Anyway, here goes with the Telicota database, and hopefully we will have enough to conclude on some of our UFO shots.

    I have a folder full of Telicota, Potanthus and the 'brown' skippers.
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    Resurrecting this thread after 2 years. I am adding Potanthus to it, I hope you don't mind. 6 different specimens. Hope someone can help.

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    No 3) - Now pretrty sure Potanthus confucius dushta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Jezebel View Post
    Resurrecting this thread after 2 years. I am adding Potanthus to it, I hope you don't mind. 6 different specimens. Hope someone can help.

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    les, yr post no. 3, one photo showing the skipper with apiculus on antennae but the other without, are they the same specimen?

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    Yes,SC, the same specimen. I think you will find that the the one without the apicalus is simply due to the angle of shot.

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    The third doesnt seem to be Telicota..it may be a Potanthus or Taracterocera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaleshs2002in View Post
    The third doesnt seem to be Telicota..it may be a Potanthus or Taracterocera.
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    Don't think any are taractrocera's. All haf "hooks".
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