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    Default ID Revision.

    Post 2 No. 3. Likely Arhopala zylda (Oops!)

    There are two features which rules out A. antimuta.

    1. A. antimuta have HW postdiscal spot 6 either midway between spot 5 & cellend bar or only somewhat nearer spot 5.
    In contrast in A. zylda spot 6 is much nearer spot 5 as in A. major.

    2 (less important) Most examples of A. antimuta have HW spot 7 angled outwards.


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    Arhopala sp.
    - Betong (Yala), July 2014



    Arhopala sp.
    Krabi, February 2015



    Arhopala cfr. major
    - Kaeng Krachan April 2013



    Arhopala sp.
    - Koh Phangan March 2013

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    Dr. Seow, for your information. I've found a good picture of a proper Arhopala asopia, from Inayoshi Yutaka:





    female - Inayoshi Yutaka


    female - Inayoshi Yutaka


    male - Inayoshi Yutaka


    male - Inayoshi Yutaka

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    Post 12.

    1 .ID'eed before as A. ariana.

    2. 2 & 3 are the same species.
    The fat V spot in space 1b suggest A. moolaiana but this species is large with very convex FWs & a white tornal cilial spot (sometimes difficult to see).
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...oolaiana.v.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zIwkuU8klC...+moolaiana.jpg

    It is either A. amphimuta or major. I think amphimuta.

    A. amphimuta ;V spot with equal arms; may be fat; HW postdiscla band usually less dislocated at vein 4.
    Singapore.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J9Xmngyim6...+amphimuta.jpg
    Thailand Note HW potdiscal band is noticeably dislocated at v. 4 as in major.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...naMUpUnAC1.jpg

    A. major HW V spot narrow, with longer lower arm or often distorted in shape; HW postdiscal band always strongly dislocated at vein 4.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xkuMajucBn...jor+(male).jpg
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...orMUpUnAC1.jpg

    4. Arhopala ariana. FW with costal spots 11 & 12; FW postdiscal spot 4 slightly shifted out. HW V spot distinctive.
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...na/male.rv.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...naMUpUnAC1.jpg

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    BTW, Thanks for the pix of Arhopala ascopia.

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    It's Arhopala agesilaus gesa. Like the amphimuta group except for the placement of spot 6 on the hindwing
    Aaron Soh

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    Agreed it is A. agesilaus.
    A clearer example with HW spot 6 neatly between spot 5 & the cellend bar.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/Butt...ala-agesilaus/


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    Thank you Aaron and Dr. Seow!

    One more, from the same location:


    Unidentified Arhopala

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    Arhopala arvina adalitas. The post-discal band on the hindwing is slightly dislocated and shifted outwards in space 4
    Aaron Soh

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    It is actually A. antimuta.
    The HW postdiscal band is completely dislocated at vein 2.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x725.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check..._HoraceTan.jpg

    A. arvina.
    HW postdiscal band only slightly or partially dislocated at vein 2; purple wash.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...oeFUpUnAC1.jpg
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x675.jpg
    https://wingscales.com/Lycaenidae/Arhopala-arvina-aboe

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