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Malayan Eggfly?

Postby lenachow » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:19 pm

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Rather confused. Some have different white smudges on the hindwing, and some don't have any smudges? Polymorphic?

How about topsides? Blue on females, brown on males?

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Re: Malayan Eggfly?

Postby green baron » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:13 am

The one with a white band is still the same subspecies but different form, form 'nivas'. See BMP (Butterfly of Malay Peninsula) Plate 24 No 7.

Female has slight iridescent blue on the upperside.

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Re: Malayan Eggfly?

Postby plain tiger » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:39 am

Must be a hatch from a batch :
3rd Feb - female with iridescent blue flying across pathway while jogging just outside my estate.
4th Feb - 2 males. one in my garden, one down the estate road.
5th Feb - 2 males, form nivas white patch hindwing as in above first picture you posted, joined by normal brown male flying in circles...again while jogging across the pathway.
Time : 8- 9 am
Place : Bt Batok Rd around around the CDANS firestation wooded area
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