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    Encountered this flat at MNT. Is this Tagiades ultra?
    My only doubt is in the lack of white patches between dark spots at the hindwing tornal area.

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    I do think that this one is Tagiades ultra

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    Might be a Tagiades litigiosus litigiosus (Water Snow Flat).... look like species #280.

    C&P 4 pg 344

    Key for separation of the species of Tagiades:

    para 16: Upper hindwing tonal area reaches above vein 4: marginal spots at the end of veins 1b,2 and 3 subequal,ill defined and usually conjoined .

    Horace shot match Plate 53 fig 27 except for the white abdomen.

    specimens IDed as Tagiades litigiosus and have white abdomen are as follows:


    Tagiiades at HK site

    Tagiiades litigiosus at Thaibug site


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    Thanks, Sunny for the investigating work for this other Tagiades species.
    Looking at the plate for T. litigiosus at http://www.hkls.org/butt-hesperiidae.html#
    it seems that only the female has this feature that the hindwing marginal spots are "fused" together. I just wonder whether the same is true for T. ultra that the two sexes have such a distinction?

    Horace

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