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    Default Arhopala major

    Based on previous discussions, these two different individuals should both be A. major right?

    The white cilia in this first one seem too faint to be A. norda ronda
    Arhopala best cropped resized-min.jpg

    Arhopala best cropped resized-min (1).jpg
    Aaron Soh

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    Concurred they are both Arhopala major.
    The two can be rather confusing & their markings may overlap on the underside.

    Arhopala amphimuta with upperside confirmation (ie very narrow borders in the male).
    HW with the postdiscal spot 1b with roughly equal arms 'V'.
    HYW postdiscal band in space 2, 3, 4, & 5 more or less intact, only slightly dislocated at vein 4.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J9Xmngyim6...+amphimuta.jpg
    http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/...Mjg4Njkx/?ref=

    same individual on leaf with a white spot.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yzw2AzY2du...la+-+Jason.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yzw2AzY2du...la+-+TanCP.jpg

    Malaya.
    http://alamshah.web.fc2.com/BFP39-44...2P3013216q.jpg

    Ssp from Thailand with HW postdiscal band dislocated at space 3(ie. at veins 3 & 4).
    https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/A...naMUpUnAC1.jpg

    Arhopala major.
    HW postdiscal 1b 'V' spot with upper arm shorter or distorted in various ways.
    HW postdiscal band dislocated at vein 4.

    same indivudual on same leaf.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...-2---Tan-C.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20Tan%20CP.jpg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-adki2BwuGB...t_Ellen_01.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1bRBizCvBf...ajor+major.jpg


    Both A. norda & moolaiana have a white HW tornal spot.

    A. moolaiana : HW postdiscal spot 1b a fat 'V'.
    Thailand.
    http://www.samuibutterflies.com/02_i...oolaiana.v.jpg

    A. norda : HW spot 1b a narrower 'V'.
    Malaya.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fT46iTmBPh...0/DSC_0078.JPG


    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 11-Apr-2018 at 03:01 PM.

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    Thanks Dr Seow. What struck me as unusual was the very dark submarginal area on the first one
    Aaron Soh

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