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    Thanks Dr Seow for highlighting the possible distinguishing differences between S. minutus and S. gremius
    Here are two more shots (same individual) flitting around at the same location as the mating pair - it has a tendency to open its wings once it perched.
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    These two species can be very confusing sometimes.

    The markings are so variable that they seem to overlaps sometime.

    Typically male gremius have 3 subapical spots & female two; cellspots variable in both sexes.
    HW underside typically three prominent spots in space 1b, 2, & 3.
    http://butterflycircle.blogspot.my/2...-palm-bob.html

    S. minutus have 2 subapical spots or less.cellspots variable.
    HW underside may be white shaded; 2 prominent spots in space 1b & 2, spot 3 being absent or vestigial.
    http://wingscales.com/content/record/569-1-44077.jpg
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...2/3S7_7981.jpg
    http://wingscales.com/content/record/570-1-8f2ec.jpg
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...utusaditia.jpg


    So there is a strong suggestion this S. minutus aditia.
    However, the spots have a pale ring & this is only seen in S. gremius.

    It appears this is a localised colony of S. gremius with small & reduced spots.

    TL Seow : Cheers.

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    Thanks Dr Seow
    14. Artipe eryx
    15. Parathyma sulpitia
    16. Astictopterus jama
    17. Hyarotis adrastus
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    The weather in HK in the last few weekends were not good. Anyway, I still ventured out (caught in the passing rains a number of times) to some country parks. Here are some shots.

    18. Parathyma sulpitia
    19. Mycalesis zonata - to be comfirmed.
    20. Mycalesis mineus(dsf) ?
    21. Mycalesis mineus(dsf) or something else?
    22. Melanitis phedima(dsf)
    23. Neptis clinia - to be confirmed.
    24. Euthalia lubentina
    25. Pithecops corvus
    26. Ypthima baldus(dsf)

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    Post 14.

    19 Mycalesis zonata is right ;M. mineus have the white band quite straight & wings less angular.
    M.mineus Thailand.
    http://www.thaibugs.com/wp-content/g...sis-mineus.jpg

    20. M zonata dsf.
    https://tlankau.smugmug.com/Animals/...IMG_8998-M.jpg
    M. mineus dsf India.
    http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com...08626-001a.jpg
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...W_IMG_4180.jpg

    21. M. sangaica. wings rounded basal area with fine striations see.
    wsf & dsf. Taiwan
    http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/uploads...a%20mara_a.jpg
    http://eoldata.taibif.tw/files/eolda...52/n54-2-2.jpg

    23. Neptis nata. N. clinia has a small white triangle at the base of space 3 as part of the white HW band.

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    Thanks Dr Seow
    24. Mahathala ameria
    25. Odontoptilum-angulatum
    26. Cepora nerissa
    27. Zographetus satwa.
    28. Mycalesis zonata(intermediate-form)?
    29 and 30 : Neptis sp
    31. Neopithecops zalmora
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    28 Mycalesis zonata probably as dsf variant.
    Ided by more angular wings & HW upper 3 spots in a straight line.
    wsf.
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/420/1...dae9d6a101.jpg

    29,30. Neptis clinia.
    Typically with cellend triangular spot long & narrow.
    HW white band lower margin with a triangular spot which is the base of space 3, readily seen in underside view,
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim1/720120010.html

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    Thanks Dr Seow
    Yet another stormy Saturday morning.

    31 and 32 : I guess it may be the Telicota ancilla ??

    31.


    32.


    33. Parnara sp ??


    34. Potanthus confucius


    35. Another Potanthus confucius at a different location



    36. Erionata torus


    37. Caprona alida


    38. Shot on a hill top - likely to be the Ypthima imitans ?

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    31, 32, & 34. Telicota bambusae horisha.
    In the past T. ancilla encompass two discontinuous populations in continental Asia & Australia.
    The Asian population are now separated as T. bambusae from the Australian T. ancilla.

    SSp horisha
    in south China & Taiwan is particularly confusing. It has long veinstripes & a yellow patch at the base of space 2 and so closely resembles T. colon.

    T. bambusae horisha. male brand is straight.
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/321/1...d5be729c_o.jpg
    T. bambusa bambusae.
    http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/med...Saji_ad012.jpg

    T. colon :male brand is slightly curved & placed near the inner edgw of the black space.
    N. Vietnam
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sWauvTp53Z...0/s1600/51.jpg

    T. besta : spots without veinstripes & brand placed near inner edge as in T. colon.
    HK.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/56/186...f94f8404_b.jpg

    33. Parnara bada.
    According to Chiba & Eliot , P. ganga lacks HW spot 6 so it can not be P. ganga.
    It can not be P. guttata as the HW spots in guttata are very distinctive.

    38. as Y. imitans.The very similar Y. watsoni does not occur in HK.

    TL Seow: Cheers.
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    Thanks Dr Seow

    39a. Athyma nefte


    39b. Athyma nefte


    40a. Argyreus hyperbius


    40b. Argyreus hyperbius


    41. Chilades lajus


    42.Iraota timoleon


    43. Ypthima lisandra ??


    44. Euthalia niepelti ?

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