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    Default Which Parantica?

    The first one is Parantica melaneus, I am a little confused regarding the second Parantica.

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    Both are P. melaneus.



    Field shots are quite tricky. Shape of HW cell varies due to perspective distortion.
    Both are P. melaneus.

    P. melaneus :Ground colour in life chocolate brown.
    1. HW space 7 with a white submarginal spot usually separared from the blue bar.
    2. HW space 6 typically with two outer submarginal white spots, rarely one.
    3. HW space 2 & 3 with a white postdiscal dot each ,rarely only one.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/#!...ntica-melaneus
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/dan/30110001.html

    P. sita sita. Ground more reddish brown.
    1. HW space 7 without a submarginal spot.
    2. HW space 7 without any outer submarginal spot or just one.
    3. HW space 2 & 3 usually without any postdiscal white dots.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/681/Parantica-sita
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/dan/30140001.html

    Intermediate . Spotting as for P. melaneus but HW cell broader ,more as in P. sita.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...97a6ab0c-1.jpg


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    Is this P. sita or P. pedonga? Since it's a female, having hard time Iding.
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    Post 3.

    It should be P. sita.


    The two are very similar.


    P. sita. FW apex less produced.
    Male black androconial patch extends beyond (ie above) vein 2.
    Males.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me..._11/tbe450.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...80ddb7e7-1.jpg
    Female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...22e9cd85-1.jpg


    P. pedonga.
    FW apex strongly produced.
    Male black androconial patch does not extend beyond vein 2.
    Males.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...b501eb21-2.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...unte_ap224.jpg
    Female.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...5ed7a695-1.jpg


    Fujioka described the species page 13, & images 7, & 8 page 69.
    https://dl.ndl.go.jp/view/download/d...alternativeNo=


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