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Telicota sp ???

Postby buttlover » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:00 pm

Found these cats feeding on bamboo. I was lucky to find one male and female until the disaster happen where the male never made it to adulthood :bh: :bh: :bh:

Any suggestions on ID? My best guess is a Telicota augias

Thank you.

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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby buttlover » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:31 am

Thank you for looking, SC.

I am not sure which cell that these guides are referring to... Underside FW, Underside HW, Upperside FW, or Upperside HW?

Anyway, will go back there to try my luck this weekend. Do you want to join me in searching for these since Sungei Buloh is quite near to where you & me stay.
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby Fujis2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:12 pm

Should be upper side forewing, the desc continue from there :smile:
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby buttlover » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:25 pm

If that is the case, the description from the BMP and its photo plate do not match?
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby Fujis2 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:26 pm

I've a pair of Telicota hatched this morning, they look very different from the numerous Telicota besta that I bred, the androconia mark almost filled up the entire dark brown streak. I think they're T. augias :pdr: will check in details...

buttlover, you can see in the male - "The cell is almost entirely orange-yellow", but not the case for the female. I'm not too sure thought, can only ask the original author or the copycat author.

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Male underside
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Female upperside
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Female underside
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby buttlover » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:56 pm

Any shot of the young, SC?
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby Fujis2 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Yes, will post it tomorrow.

After checking ard, I found the skipper very similar to the Green Palm Dart (Telicota ancilla) from HK. Even the androconia mark on hindwing basal / sub-discal area also present :whistle:
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby Fujis2 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:41 am

In "The Butterflies of Hong Kong" (page 119) noted the species T. ancilla was recorded as T. augias by Kershaw, and T. krefftii by Corbet, so I suppose the 2 species is very close in their apparent.

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right valva (bottom right) similar to T. colon, T. augias & T. ancilla
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Reference from BMP
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby richardlbong » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Very good documentation of this extremely difficult IDing group. SC. Was at Mt faber this afternoon and found this very obliging butterfly which I think is the Telicota besta.
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Re: Telicota sp ???

Postby Fujis2 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:29 pm

Hard to judge from underside alone, I suspect it could be the Cephrenes acalle
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