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Athyma - id help needed

Postby Maris UK » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:10 pm

On holiday in Malaysia in April and May I photographed the following, similar, butterflies.

The first was photographed at Ulu Geroh near Gopeng on 29th April which I identified as Colour Sergeant, Athyma nefte

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The second was photographed in the vicinity of a stream alongside the new road from Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands on 30th April. It is quite similar to the species above, but I've assumed it is a different species. However, I've been unable to identify it. Please can someone let me know if they are both Colour Sergeant or, if not, what they are?

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Re: Athyma - id help needed

Postby green baron » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:08 am

Maris,
I think they are Colour Sergeant (A nefte)
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Re: Athyma - id help needed

Postby richardlbong » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:12 am

Both looked like the male Colored Sergeant. Some males I shjot here even have an orange bar at the wing tip.
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Re: Athyma - id help needed

Postby Fujis2 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:06 pm

the 2nd one, could be Athyma cama, note the smaller white spots at apex and orange sub apical spot. I also noted the photo taken near montana (Ipoh to the Cameron Highlands), where A. cama is more common than A. nefta.
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Re: Athyma - id help needed

Postby green baron » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:56 am

Soon Chye,
You are correct, the 2nd one is most likely A. cama.
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