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    Default Imperials in Singapore.

    Four species of the larger Imperials in Singapore are very similar & often confused in fie3ldshots.

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    1. Jacoona anasuja.
    Underside FW with base of vein 12 black.
    UnH with two black spots/streaks in space 4.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...-%20benjin.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...l_adult_02.jpg


    2. Neocheritra amrita
    UnH with only a submarginal black streak in space 4.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1AsanI9W7...Imperial06.jpg
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UgO5tOyx-...Imperial07.jpg


    3. Manto hypoleuca.
    UnH with two black streaks in space 4.
    Postdiscal spots closely aligned.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...air---Khew.jpg


    4. Mantoides gama .Probably extinct.
    UnH with two streaks in space 4.
    Postdiscal spots widely dislocated.
    https://wingscales.com/Lycaenidae/Mantoides-gama-gama

    The markings are very consistent & practically infalliable.



    A recent observation is that of Neocheritra amrita, not Manto hypoleuca.Correction : Correct as Manto hypoleuca.
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183791207

    A 2nd observation appears to be the same individual, but the upperside pic 2 is correctly Manto hypoleuca. Correction :Male Manto hypoleuca.
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183791202



    TL Seow: Cheers
    Revision: The male Manto hypoleuca have less distinct streaks in HW space 4 , but is more distinguisable by its almost wholly orange HW.
    Last edited by Psyche; 19-Sep-2023 at 09:58 PM.

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