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    Nice coolibangbang pictures, takes prolly lot of time to catch those

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    Here is one I have never seen before and I don't think one has been posted in this thread before. As it flew past me, the rich colour stood out so I waited for it to return. And it did, but not for long. This is the best photograph I have of it. Any ideas to what it is?


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    This one looks like the same or a similar species, taken in the same location.



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    ^ I think it is one of the castors, angled or common. Ariadne ariadne ... angled Castor is my guess but I need to check at home with a reference book to be sure.

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    Has this site been posted before?

    Thailand Butterflies

    A really good reference to Thai butterflies for amateurs like me.

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    ^ Some nice photos on that link DrBob.

    I tend to use different references depending on species and then end up googling for photos of the species to confirm. A checklist, identify or similar species in the query usually returns something useful.

    This is a useful link of links to many references and photos:
    Région orientale - Les Lépidoptéristes de France
    At the top you can search by family or scroll down to Countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Has this site been posted before?

    Thailand Butterflies

    A really good reference to Thai butterflies for amateurs like me.
    Thanks for the site, will read with interest.

    Bit more to the story, seems our butterflies are worth money, guy flew up from Phuket just to look at the butterflies the wife posted on Facebook.

    Never knew that there was international trade in butterflies, could be a hobby that pays.

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    ^ Can you post the photos here so we can try and identify
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Can you post the photos here so we can try and identify
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    Can do, if you can tell me how to transfer FB to here, I'm an internet idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ I think it is one of the castors, angled or common. Ariadne ariadne ... angled Castor is my guess but I need to check at home with a reference book to be sure.
    I managed to get some better shots today. Is it a Common Castor?




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    ^ I've looked at some websites and from reading them I'd say it is an Angled Castor.

    The Angled Castor has only a single black discal line on both wings. The Common Castor has two black lines just past the cell on both fore and hind wings.

    Butterflies >> Nymphalinae >> Ariadna ariadne pallidor | samuibutterflies.com
    Butterflies >> Nymphalinae >> Ariadne merione ginosa | samuibutterflies.com


    http://flutters.org/home/photogaller...icture&id=2061

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Hi butterfly people, I'm not really into butterflies, but had a visit this week from a butterfly expert and not the hobby type.

    Long story, started with a Facebook butterfly photo the wife posted, got me a bit interested as the guy couldn't ID some of the butterflies.

    Been on line looking a Thai, SEA butterfly photo's, but can't seem to find a site that has a large data base, any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance for any tips.
    As per post 69 :

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/1682186@N25/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^^^ I don't think the bottom photo is any of the Rajah but a Wizard instead. Do you have a photo showing the apex of the forewing more clearly or one of the underside? The black border below the dots on the hindwing, together with the large hindwin 'tooth' suggest Wizard rather than Rajah and the dark border and streak at the top of the forewing border towards the centre suggests a male. There are two subspecies: Rhinopalpa polynice birmana and Rhinopalpa polynice eudoxia. I wouldn't like to say which one it is without seeing the underside and more detail of the location but it's a nice find.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinopalpa_polynice

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ce_birmana.jpg

    Butterflies >> Nymphalinae >> Rhinopalpa polynice eudoxia | samuibutterflies.com


    You could well be correct Troy, havent gone back through the photos or dates to see exactly where it was or if I have any other photos of the same species as I have been in Kaeng Krachan NP for the last few days.

    Here is one from there 23/7/16 :



    Autumn Leaf.

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    Andersons Rose


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    Little Yoeman


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    Banded Blue Pierrot
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    1/11/15



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    I spent most of the last three weeks rebuilding the garden after the rainy season, but did manage to capture a few more different species with the camera.



    Wet Season Form of female Common Cruiser (Vindula erota erota) looking a little worse for wear at the end of the season. It's difficult to gauge the size from the photo, but it dwarfed the crows and lacewings, which are not small themselves.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vindula_erota


    I finally managed to spot a Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta hierta) and may well have overlooked it in the past. The grey, lemon and yellow pansies were all feeding in the same place with a blue pansy on the floor below at one stage during the afternoon.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junonia_hierta

    Taken end of October in the usual 47120 area...

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    There were a lot of leopard lacewings in the rice farm next door and I managed to take photos of part of the life-cycle. I had to leave before the main event, a pity but at least now I know where to look.



    Female Lacewing laying her eggs. This was taken through the garden fence, looking down to the edge of the rice farm about 5 ft below, I wasn't able to get pictures of the first instars as they hatched about a week later as it was too dark and they were too small to focus on.



    moving swiftly on to a fully mature 5th instar that looks like its had enough and is about to hang itself. It has moved off the food plant and onto the tall grass. Once there it rested a day before spinning some silk:



    and hanging itself:



    The next morning around 7am the caterpillar started to moult into a pupa.







    The whole process, once started, took about 30 mins. My camera has the ability to do time lapse photography but I had no tripod and I would have needed to build some shelter for the camera to protect against the sun.



    About 10 minutes later a male Lacewing popped along to check how things were going...



    In all, I watched 4 turn into pupa not more than 5 ft away but none matured into an adult while I was there. Checking the web, it is possible for them to emerge after only a week but, in this case, it was not to be after two weeks...

    I have to say, it was all very engrossing and work seems light years away...

    For those interested, some time lapse photography of the events





    Further information can be found at: Butterflies of Singapore: Life History of the Leopard Lacewing

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    Common Tit (Hypolycaena erylus himavantus):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypolycaena_erylus

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    A hand sized Moth not a butterfly and I wouldnt have a clue to a name, taken on 15/7/14 on the doorway of a shop in Singburi.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I saw a caterpillar like this on Sunday. Now I know what it was. A leopard lacewing.

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    Appears to be one of the Gem's, Poritia sp, but different from anything I have in the book I use. Taken 3/11/16 Phu Suan Sai NP


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    ^ The closest I could find a likeness to was the Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni tavoyana). It can have single or double black edging border along the hindwing termin from the pictures I have seen. Underside shot would be nice to confirm.



    Poritia hewitsoni tavoyana : Common Gem (?????????????????)

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    I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the families I am not so familiar with is the skippers. They tend to be small, easily confused with moths and bloody difficult to identify.

    For those that are not familiar, they have a different type of antenna, often hooked rather than clubbed, and their wings are normally angled rather than flat or folded when settled....and they are small and difficult for me to locate and photo...

    In typical English fashion the exception proves the rule, as in the case of the common snow flat (Tagiades jepetus atticus in this photo), which opens its wings flat and isn't so small....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagiades_japetus



    Another exception are the grass darts, which have a club antenna rather than hooked.




    I think this is the yellow grass dart (Taractrocera archias) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taractrocera_archias but am open to alternative suggestions.


    Next is possibly a swift but I really have no idea which one. The lack of markings, white around the eye and yellow stripes on the body should make it easy to identify but I have failed miserably. Any thoughts anyone?



    p.s. If female, she really ought to have shaved her legs before modelling....

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