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    Went to the CCA areas yesterday with Khew & Ben Jin, I got surprise of +3

    Arhopala ammon ammon - I'm not aware abt the size of this butt until I see it, it's only the size of sg 10 cents coin. Tot it's like those 'normal' Arhopala.


    Chersonesia peraka peraka (Little Maplet)


    Probably a female


    Remelana jangala travana (Chocolate Royal)

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    Khew & Ben Jin, very likely that the climber is host plant of this Little Maplet. See the photos in our checklist, Federick shoot them on the similar looking plant...


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    Like your second shot, especially the colous composition

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    Soon Chye,
    Congrats for your pluses. Great shots esp. the shot of the Maplet on the leaf underside. I have also seen the Maplets flying around and checking up the leaves of this climber, but so far no luck with seeing them actually laying eggs.

    Horace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Khew & Ben Jin, very likely that the climber is host plant of this Little Maplet. See the photos in our checklist, Federick shoot them on the similar looking plant...
    Interesting... the climber is quite common in that area, and perhaps that's why the butt is most often seen here. At least now we know where to look for their cats.

    Horace, over to you... you're our best cat finder.
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    Nice shot of the A. ammon. There is a very similar species, Arhopala ammonides which is even smaller. A. ammon has a wingspan of c. 28mm, A. ammonides is c. 26mm. Also the forewing colouration is different,, much darker blue in A. ammon.

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