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Unidentified Lycaenid from Fraser's Hill

Postby green baron » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:24 pm

We shot this lycaenid at Fraser's Hill. It was basking on a leaf and we thought it is a male Zeltus amasa, with pale azure blue on most of the the upperside. Then we noticed something different - the hindwing is totally white, has a 2nd black spot at the apex and 2 black marginal lines. The underside looks like a Suasa lisides with an extra black spot. However, Suasa is brown color on the upperside for both sexes while this one has blue color. It looks like a cross between Zeltus amasa and Suasa lisides. :o

We can;t find any match in BMP. A new unrecorded species ? :pdr:

Unidentified lycaenid from Fraser's Hill
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This is Suasa lisides
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This is Zeltus amasa
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Re: Unidentified Lycaenid from Fraser's Hill

Postby amytsang » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:20 am

Gan, thanks for sharing the pixs of this unidentified Lycaenid.... so exciting to think we may be seeing something yet to be recorded for the Malaysian butt books! It is a lovely looking butt - wished it hung around longer and nearer for us to take its picture too! Could it be from up north or the Indonesian region?

Keep us posted if you do have any other info on this butterfly. Cheers!
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Re: Unidentified Lycaenid from Fraser's Hill

Postby laurence leong » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:18 am

Whatever species it is, it is gorgeous! You all really had a wonderfully successful trip. I have never seen many of the butts you all posted. I am so envious! :(
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Re: Unidentified Lycaenid from Fraser's Hill

Postby soon chye » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:17 pm

Confirmed Suasa lisides.

BMP: the hindwing has one or two black spots in space 7.
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