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Thread: ID help needed (22 Dec 2021)

  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    Seng Kang

    Default ID help needed (22 Dec 2021)

    Dear Dr Seow,
    Pls help with the grass yellow id. Thank you very much!


    Last edited by Blue Nawab; 23-Dec-2021 at 12:52 AM.
    Cher Hern

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010


    All are Eurema hecabe.
    E. hecabe lacks the identifying features in the other species.

    E. brigitta.
    FW without cellspot; HW with a diffuse fascia(band) running in space 4, 5, & 6, & 2 similar diffuse lunules in space 2 & 3; HW tornal margin straight.
    Female HW paler.

    Eurema sari.
    FW a single cellspot & a solid squarish brown apical patch.

    FW with 2 cellspots; FW apical patch broken by diffuse yellow spots.
    HW postdiscal spot 7 a straight bar; always a small curve spot at the base of space 7.

    E. blanda
    FW with 3 cellspot. May have apical patch resembling E. simulatrix.
    HW postdiscal spot 7 short, often curved (lunulate); a small spot at the base of space 7.

    E. andersonii
    FW with a single cellspot .FW black border inner margins in space 2 & 3 aligned with apex.
    HW postdiscal spot 7 a sinuous streak.

    E. lacteola.
    FW with single cellspot .HW spot 7 sinuous streak.
    FW inner margins of black border in space 2 & 3 slant towards costa (as in hecabe); HW margin not angular like in hecabe.
    Male is greenish yellow .Female is greenish white. (Doubtful)
    Type specimen is a female from Singapore.

    E. ada.
    FW with two cellspot; FW apex rounded off, the outer margin curving towards the apex.
    HW postdiscal spot 7 usually sinuous.

    E. hecabe
    FW cellspot 2 one or more may be missing.
    HW spot 7 shapeless.
    HW often angular in shape.

    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Last edited by Psyche; 02-Jan-2022 at 03:12 PM.

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