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    A thread to archive all the UFOs .

    starting with this one....

    It appears to be a Nacaduba berenice icena (Rounded Six-Line Blue) , the congestion around the forewing submarginal spot and postdiscal spots on space 3&4 and missing spot at space 12( which could be aberrant) make identifying it a nitemare.

    captured at TBHP on 26th Jan 09
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    Moving another recent UFO from its original thread to here:

    Another 6 line Nacaduba , that appears to be a Rounded Six Line Blue but cannot ID for sure...

    Captured at TBHP on 11 Jan 09


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    This appears to be a 4 line Nacaduba .... unable to peg it down to exactly which species.

    The shot is one of a mating pair under investigation by Khew.

    from TBHP on 11th Jan 09

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    Recorded these two UFO, I am fairy certain that this is another new Nacaduba species for Singapore.


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    Sunny, can you please do one of your "negative-positive" comparison with the shots in this thread? I believe Horace had also earlier concluded that this was N. pactolus odon earlier, but we were short of voucher specimens then, other than one which I took from LFA.
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    Comparing all the shot of this species over the years , way back to shot taken west of Singapore on Dec 2005

    3 Shots of this species on Southern Ridges Jan/Feb 2009 and 2 shots taken on 11th Jun 08 at CCA by Horace and Dec 2005 on Western Singapor by khew .

    All major fore wing and hindwing markings appears almost identical except some slight variation.

    The marking of the open wing dorsal shot of the female of #1 match nicely with C&P4 Plate 37 fig 5 of the Nacaduba pactolus odon


    I am fairly certain that this is in fact the species #290 Nacaduba pactulos odon


    Happy BirthDay Khew !!

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    Thanks Sunny.

    Quite definitely N. pactolus from the comparison of the earlier specimen at LFA which you took for me, and the various references. I'll cross-check with the two you got for me from Southern Ridges later when I take them off the board.
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    It is a Nacaduba sp ..... but dunno what it is!



    Will have to investigate further.

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    looks like deeper investigation into the nacadubas and jamides have uncovered many pluses for the checklist!
    In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a 'failed experiment.' Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

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    another gap to be filled? congrats!
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