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    Default Easily missed, Pantoporia dindinga.

    All five species of Pantoporia are recorded from Singapore.
    One of the rarities is Pantoporia dindinga. ( dindinga - latinised Dinding in lower Perak. )

    P. dindinga have two grey submarginal bands but these are often orange-tinged so it resembles P. paraka.
    P. paraka have 2 orange submarginal bands. The marginal area is usually shaded orange so it appears to have 3 bands.

    The key to ID dindinga is to compare the greyness of the 2 bands to the adjacent orange spots. The bands are much darker/greyer.


    Typical male P. paraka by Horace.


    Fecerick's shots of female(corrected) P. paraka & male dindinga(Gua Tempurang). Note the greater contrast of orange spots & grey bands in P. dindinga.


    Federick' female P. paraka & Ellen's female P. dindinga (Bunker Trail.)



    TL Seow
    Last edited by Psyche; 21-Jun-2013 at 11:45 AM. Reason: wrong gender stated.

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    Default ID Correction

    Oops here.

    After checking C&P4's key for Pantoporia, if both bands are bent in space 3 it should be P. paraka.
    So Ellen's shot is P. paraka female.

    It would appeared that the male ID'ed as dindinga here is also probably P. paraka as the bands should be quite grey.

    TL Seow

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