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    Default Some Shots at SF

    First two shots are of the same specimen (edited. Thanks les) appear to me as different species. (Should delete this)


    1. Arhopala major major ?






    2. Cupha erymanthis lotis (Rustic)




    Last two shots appear to be two different species. What do you all think ?


    Last edited by Peacock Royal; 25-Nov-2007 at 08:02 PM.

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    Underside of your Rustic is nice, Federick!
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    I agree, the Cupha underside is a fantastic shot.

    What makes you think the first two are different species? I've studied the pics hard, and can not find anything significant to lead me to that idea.

    The last two do indeed appear to be different. What size were the specimens (approx like what known species in size)?

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    Les, first two shots are of the same specimen.
    Sorry, I forgot to delete that statement as I initially intended to post the last two shots first.

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    Second last Arhopala : Arhopala sublustris
    As recently IDed at Arhopala Bin by comparison of the underside.

    Last Arhopala : Arhopala delta

    Keys 1, 7, 8, 9, 23, (skip 24) 45, 55, 59, 60, 62.

    This is a new record.

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    Seow, many thanks for the ids.
    I have alreay shot Arhopala sublustris ridleyi back in 2007.

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    Sorry, I have rechecked using the key and the second last butt is a typical A athada male. I have also rechecked Ben Jin's specimen and concluded it is also A. athada male, abeit with an atypical postdiscal band. The real A. sublustris is a smaller but similar species.

    I have also rechecked the last one and it still comes out as A. delta.

    As for the first 2 pics of the same butt, it should be A. amphimuta since the outer 2 spots in space 7 & spot 6 are of equal size. There is some overlap between the two species and since A. major is much the commoner species in Singapore, there is always an element of doubt.

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