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    Default Keys to butterfly description terms

    For many newcomers to Butterflies, the descriptive terms often used can seem like another language, such as Space2, Tornus, Cell, Submarginal spots etc. Accordingly, I have rifled my library and copied some diagrams which, I hope, will help explain some of these alien terms.

    Those of you with Pisuth's book will recognise the last three.
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    Les,

    Thank you for the initiative !

    I must admit it will definitely benefit me....... after almost 2 years shooting butts , I am still blur like a squid in the descriptive terms!

    Sunny

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    Thanks for sharing Les !

    Sunny, you're not the only one

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    At last somebody did it.
    That's very thoughtful, Les. And certainly very much appreciated!
    Thank you for sharing.


    -Elizabeth

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    Thx Les. Been confused by the terms. Do these "veins" vary much in different spp.?
    Aaron Soh

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    With regards to the veins, unfortunately, both the vein pattern and the number of veins very from Genus to Genus. However, the pics show how the numbering works, so they can be used for any species. C&P4 gives the venation characteristics for many Genera.

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    Adding to the keys:

















    Courtesy of Wikipedia


    Cheers!
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    Great job, Sunny!
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    Wow, very clear and useful. Thanks Sunny.

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    A great reference for everyone to refer to when describing butterflies! Fantastic consolidation of information.
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