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  • A Revision to the Common Names of Butterflies Part 7 : An Analysis and Discussion of Name Changes



    This is the final part of this series, where we continue our discussion on some recent name changes/updates in the book, Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand by Dr Laurence Kirton. It is noted that many of the name "updates" were common names that reverted to the original common names found in Evans' "The Identification of Indian Butterflies" published by the Bombay Natural History Society in 1927. Back then, this reference was probably the most comprehensive work available in the butterfly world.

    Read the full article @ http://butterflycircle.blogspot.sg/2...rflies_24.html
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    Psyche

    ID help needed for Arhopala

    Correction.

    Much more likely to be Arhopala athada athada.
    There is probably some hybrid element here.

    However A.

    Psyche Yesterday, 01:52 AM Go to last post
    Psyche

    Id help needed for skipper

    Most likely male Caltoris bromus.

    There is a relatively large upper cellspot present, indicating there will be two cellspot.

    Psyche Yesterday, 12:03 AM Go to last post
    Blue Nawab

    Id help needed for skipper

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Pls help with the skipper id for member.
    Is this Malayan Swift (Caltoris malaya)? Thanks!

    Blue Nawab 24-Jul-2021, 10:22 PM Go to last post
    Psyche

    Id help for Dacalana

    It is Dacalana cotys female.

    Past discussion is flawed by the confusing images on the web.
    The white markings are variable ? seasonal.

    Psyche 24-Jul-2021, 07:50 AM Go to last post
    ButterflyWitch

    Id help for Dacalana

    Good evening Dr. Seow Sir

    My suspected id is Dacalana cotys, due to its thickened/wide white band on underwing, & the band not widening

    ButterflyWitch 24-Jul-2021, 01:45 AM Go to last post
    Psyche

    ID help needed for Arhopala

    Yes, it is A. silhetensis ardorea. Correction: Arhopala athada.

    Some examples of A. silhetensis have HW spot 6 broader, astride spot 5

    Psyche 22-Jul-2021, 12:55 AM Go to last post
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