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    Default Female Common Palmfly & Tawny Palmfly

    Anyone has the photograph for the above mentioned species? Underside.

    Can the gender be tell from the underside?

    If it is not possible to tell the gender from the underside, while there is one with a "white" (or bright rather) band at the side on both hind & forewings (like what Tawny Palmfly does). Can I say that it is a Tawny palmfly? The overall color is not as dark as the Common Palmfly.

    Thanks.
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    I think u need the upperside to determine the sex.
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    I think so too. But they are like NEVER open their wing. Need Richard's help.

    Think the one I saw was a Tawny Palmfly then.

    Thanks CP!
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    then, aim for such specimens. :P
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    Wah! I tot a new species!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    then, aim for such specimens. :P
    Aim for which specimen? I have both species
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Mime
    Wah! I tot a new species!

    Aim for which specimen? I have both species
    Aim for specimens whose wings were broken and hence revealing the upperside when closed.

    spec·i·men
    1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class, genus, or whole.

    spe·cies
    1. Biology.
    1. A fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus and consisting of related organisms capable of interbreeding.
    2. An organism belonging to such a category, represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
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    Hmmm... the man has indeed gotten wiser after his birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    Aim for specimens whose wings were broken and hence revealing the upperside when closed.

    spec·i·men
    1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class, genus, or whole.

    spe·cies
    1. Biology.
    1. A fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus and consisting of related organisms capable of interbreeding.
    2. An organism belonging to such a category, represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
    Thanks for the lesson. Do you have a layman version?

    After a second look at your specimen, now I think I saw a Common Palmfly
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander
    Hmmm... the man has indeed gotten wiser after his birthday.
    On his birthday you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Mime
    Thanks for the lesson. Do you have a layman version?
    I thought you were going to ask him for a Chinese version.
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