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Common Sailor

Neptis hylas

7 Comments

Sudarshana Borah
Sudarshana Borah 7 years ago

thanx to all

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

No problem Gaia its just I have a photo very similar but as Im no expert just assumed I was mistaken as its very easy to do with these beautiful butterflies!

Gaia80
Gaia80 7 years ago

It seems I was wrong all along...it is the Common Sailor as Debbie first suggested, I hope I didn't step too much on anyone's toes...

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

looks like I neednt have removed my first suggestion of common sailor after all :( Gaia told me it was wrong

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Jacob is correct.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Hello! What work you have done, Gaia! Thank you for your hard work. Superficially, Neptis hylas and Athyma perius look identical. Except, notice the uppermost white band in these photos:

Neptis hylas
http://eol.org/pages/167058/overview/

Athyma perius
http://eol.org/pages/2942862/overview

The white uppermost band in Neptis hylas is less broken up towards the end, but in Athyma perius it is somewhat broken up. I hope this helps.

Gaia80
Gaia80 7 years ago

Hi! I spent over an hour to get this suggestion, it is definitive a Sergeant and it looks very much like the Common Sergeant, I'm sorry Debbie but the coloration of the body and the size and placement of the spots makes it clear to me that it is not the Common Sailor, I'm not an expert but I'm very sure about this. Your suggestion is a good one, but not spot-on I'm afraid.

Sudarshana Borah
Spotted by
Sudarshana Borah

অসম, India

Spotted on Feb 6, 2013
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013

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