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    Default Is this a new specie?

    While sorting through the photos, I came across this taken in January at MNT.
    I first thought of it as a Euthalia aconthea gurda (Baron), but on checking and comparing with the different Euthalia species, it does not look like any.

    Can any gurus here help out?
    Richard

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    Nice shot, Richard. But unfortunately it's not a new species. This is a female Purple Duke (Eulaceura osteria kumana).

    I'm sure you'll nail a new species or re-discovery soon, as you did for the White Royal. I believe that find is most likely to be on Ubin.
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    Thank you SK. Looks like I had only encountered male PD only in the past, and have even got top side shots.
    Richard

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