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    Wow, thanks Dr Seow. Didn't occur to me that this could have been an amphimuta group species
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    Thank you again!!

    One more... again antimuta?


    Arhopala antimuta antimuta
    - updated




    Arhopala evansi
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    Last edited by Angiud; 10-Sep-2017 at 11:27 AM.

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    Post 22.

    1 is Arhopala antimuta.

    2. is Arhopala evansi.
    This is a member of the alea subgroup, normally very difficult to ID.
    A evansi however, have a slatey (greyish) glaze with a slight pinkish flush.
    This cause the markings to be better contrasted ie stand out.
    The FW fortunately is raised high enough to show postdiscal spot 2 & 3 are larger & wider than the spots above them, a useful feature.

    An example of A. evansi from Langkawi by Federick.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U0frSBVwK-...ala+evansi.jpg

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    Thank you again! One more, from Betong (Yala) very close to the Malayan border.



    Arhopala sp.

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    Arhopala vihara vihara from the lack of any costal spots on the forewing and the rounded spot in space 6 on the hindwing
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    Concur it is A. vihara.
    A set specimen for comparison.
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...raMUpUnAC1.jpg


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    Thank you!!!

    The last two unidentified, this time from Thale Ban National Park, close to the Malayan border of Perlis, an interesting and not well known area in both sides of the border.



    Arhopala sp.
    - Medium size




    Arhopala sp.
    - Large size

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    First one is Arhopala silhetensis adorea from the shape of the spot in space 6

    Second is an alea subgroup species, probably A. phaenops sandakani
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    Post 27. sizes in error.

    1. Arhopala silhetensis is right.

    2, should be Arhopala selta.Male ;short palpi & truncated abdominal end.
    This pic is in perfect profile & the FW termen is very rounded.
    Only two species in the alea subgroup have the termen rounded, the other being A. aroa which have the submarginal & postdiscal band well-spaced out.
    In addition A. selta have HW spot 6 widely or distinctly overlapping the cellend bar.
    The FW postdiscal band also tends to be wide.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...a-1080x675.jpg
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhopa...e:Arhopala.jpg

    In A. phaenops, FW termen is straigth in the middle part. HW spot 6 do not or just overlap cellend bar.
    FW shape is distorted here .Upperside narrow border indicate it is A. phaenops. Correction :Upperside shot is not the same individual.
    https://www.thaibutterflies.com/wp-c...s-1080x675.jpg
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...phaenops.r.jpg

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    Last edited by Psyche; 12-Sep-2017 at 06:02 PM. Reason: correction

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    A partial upperside of the second could be of some help?



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