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Celaenorrhinus pyrrha

Postby green baron » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:33 pm

Got a record shot of this uncommon skipper at Malaysia. It looks like Celaenorrhinus pyrrha in BMP (Plate 53 #3) but it looks totally different from the Celaenorrhinus pyrrha in the Thai book.

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Re: Celaenorrhinus pyrrha

Postby green baron » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:52 pm

Lemon,
The first one is Koruthaialos sindu because it has stout and hardly visible palpi. I had wanted to photograph this species but missed it.

You are correct that 2nd skipper is an Aeromachus, it is A. jhora. It is apparently common at the hill top, I saw a few at different locations .
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Re: Celaenorrhinus pyrrha

Postby green baron » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:04 am

Sorry, I think I may be wrong for the id of the 2nd skipper. The id keys in BMP are based on forewing size and shape of antennal apiculus. From your photo the antenna tip looks blunt so maybe it is pygmaeus. Next time we will try to measure the size and take a better photo of the antenna to confirm the id.
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