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Rithmini Dinhara, Of course it's up to Sahana Vajirasena.
Vo Anh Tuan, there are many taxonomic issues between Halpe ceylonica and Halpe egena that are still unclear. However, they are no longer considered as subspecies of Halpe homolea, it is not even recorded in SL. It's been proved that Halpe homolea is significantly different from H. egena and H. ceylonica. And if you check under subspecies of H. homolea in Wikipedia, you will find that H. ceylonica and H. egena are not mentioned there as subspecies.
Halpe ceylonica is not listed in the Family Hesperiidae.
We don't have any snakes here... It's too much of a town for snakes. Plus I'm not much interested in them.Do try to get shots of those Hesperiidae. I really love seeing your butterfly spottings...
There are many species of Hesperiidae in my garden. Today i saw a maroon colored on. don't know its name and im after few snakes as well now :)
Oh good then. I hope you will get to capture a good shot :DI'm eager to see it again
Yes I saw it on the website too but it's confirmed in the van der Poorten & van der Poorten (2016) that Ceylon Ace's scientific name should be Halpe ceylonica.If it's Halpe homolea ceylonica, then Ceylon Ace would be considered as a subspecies of Halpe homolea, but that's not the case. Ceylon Ace is a separate species.
yes, but couldn't get a clear picture. I confirmed it as H. ceylonica .
The scientific name should be Halpe ceylonica, not Halpe homolea ceylonica.
Did you see it again after the 1st time?
Sahana, the ID of the spotting I got similar to this was today confirmed to be of Ceylon Ace by an expert in this field, Dr. George Michael van der Poorten. I can't be 100% percent sure that these two are the same but this too might be Ceylon Ace. Do try to get clearer shots of this one. They will be helpful.
lucky youI don't have much here
Yeah lots of butterflies and other species here in my garden.
Ah ok lolBtw the Chocolate Soldier spotting was amazing!Your garden sure has a rich biodiversity :)
I faced the same problem with the light reflection... If you manage to get a shot without light reflection, then we might find a proper ID for it! There was a cluster of bamboo trees near the place I spotted it. And Bambusa vulgaris is H. homolea ceylonica's host plant...
tomorrow i will go after this one, today the weather is bad here with long drizzle in the morning and entire afternoon was spent chasing a Chocolate Soldier :)
As i know H. homolea ceylanica is little different from the Indian nominated species and the this picture is taken during mid noon with high reflection , so the true color may vary.
This is clearly not Halpe ceylonica... The colors are way too different. I will try to find someone to confirm our suspicions. My father might know... Post here if you get more records of this one :)
Ah this is Halpe homolea ceylonica (Ceylon ace)https://biodiversityofsrilanka.blogspot....
Ok will do
We should try to keep more tabs on this one. I took my shots when I was on a vacation to Bandarawela, but since now I'm back home I can't keep records. But as it visited your home garden, you can do it, right? Try to get some clearer pics and also pics of upperside view.
Spotted on Sep 24, 2021 Submitted on Sep 24, 2021
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