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    This 9th instalment of our Butterflies' Larval Host Plants series features Dendrophthoe pentandra (Malayan Mistletoe), a member of Loranthaceae which is a family of flowering plants containing 75 genera and about 1,000 species, many of which are hemiparasites (parasitic plants which derive water/nutrients from the hosts and are photosynthetic themselves). The Malayan Mistletoe is a stem hemiparsite as it attaches itself to the stem/branch of its hosts.

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    Psyche

    Id help please

    13 is also probably T. tibetiana since the pale line adjacent to the dark postmedial is practically obsolete.


    Other confirmed examples

    Psyche Today, 01:40 PM Go to last post
    Psyche

    Reconfirmation of Nacaduba beroe neon

    Concur with it. A fine shot.


    TL Seow: Cheers.

    Psyche Today, 01:31 PM Go to last post
    Commander

    Reconfirmation of Nacaduba beroe neon

    Dr Seow, based on the ID keys that you have given, I have put this shot as a Nacaduba beroe neon. Would appreciate if you could confirm?

    Commander Today, 12:05 PM Go to last post
    Psyche

    ID help with Caerulean, please!

    A single pic taken by Federick years ago suggest strongly that J. pura is extant in Singapore.

    This female have FW submarginal spots lunulate,

    Psyche Yesterday, 08:06 AM Go to last post
    Psyche

    ID Review

    4 is more likely to be Jamides pura pura.

    There are examples of J. pura in which the FW submarginal spot 2 have straight margins.

    Psyche Yesterday, 07:49 AM Go to last post
    Psyche

    Rapala for ID

    Rapala varuna.

    There is a strong suggestion of R. melida here.

    In blowing up the pix, the HW band can be seen to be double-white

    Psyche Yesterday, 07:11 AM Go to last post
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