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    Default Another +1 for Singapore??

    Shot this pair this afternoon when Mark and me detached from the main group and went exploring .......


    From my initial search the underside markings closely resemble the Nacaduba angusta kerriana




    Voucher specimen collected and Khew will be scrutinizing the marking further and the upper sides.


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    From what I can see of the markings, the species is distinctive enough to confirm the ID as N. augusta kerriana. Well done!

    Haven't seen this before, so I wonder where this species has been hiding all this while? Keep hunting in that location. If they're mating, means they're breeding somewhere there...

    Anyway, it's a +1 for Singapore, and we're pushing towards 290 with everyone's help!
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    290 seems like it's doing well! When will be hit the 300 mark?

    I've never seen it before too, you guys are really good in nailing it.



    Cheers! for 290!

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    Looks like it. Congratulations, Sunny!
    Aaron Soh

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    Not yet 290 la... heading towards it only...
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    Yes we're heading towards 290, soon it will be. I'm sure with all the effort you guys put in, it's just a matter of time.

    Cheers!

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    So call it species #286 ?

    The other 3 to be confirmed will get push back to 287 ,288, 289 .

    Can reserver #288 for Abisara Kausambi kausambi or not???

    It was intended as species 281 but meanwhile we have nailed 8 more in the 3 years' wait !

    ..... we did well......when I started shooting in Sept 2005 it was 269 species.
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    *salute* #288 with the maroon colours of the Abisara Kausambi kausambi will bring BC with more luck.

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    What the XXX are you doing in Singapore. Firstly Vanessa indica and now N. angusta kerriana, which, incedentally, it most definitely is. I come across it often up here.

    Will you please stop finding species which I thought were my specials!!!! STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT, you are making me look bad!!! Why is there not a Smiley of a baby throwing his toys out of a pram? Whatever, congratulations again!

    If you see the female, the upperside hindwing markings are unmistakable.

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    Well done, Sunny for adding another species to the Singapore checklist.
    Horace

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