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A medium-sized butterfly in dark-brown color. Wings are striped with wavy cream lines. This sailer butterfly is very similar to other Neptis species like Neptis ilira and N. harita.
Around bushes on the hill in Agop Batu Tulug Archaeological Museum, located beside the highway between Sandakan and Lahad Datu, Sabah.
Map accuracy : 1km diameter. A special thanks to Nuwan and Bayucca for spending their time to identify this spotting.
It sure is.
Thanks Bayucca but only one website use that common name.
The common name seems unofficial yet, but I think I will use it for now.
Chun, can you check the common name: Dingy Sailor.
Lovely series Chun!
Thank you everyone.
I truly appreciate all of your wonderful comments and ID suggestions.
Sorry Nuwan, the patterns in N. harita's hindwings have a small difference compared to my spotting. I was about to go with Neptis ilira but I think Bayucca's suggestion is a better match.
Wonderful series !
Yes you're correct bayucca, i visited your reference link before making my id but i choose harita, my bad.. no need to apologize, thank you bayucca :-)
Nuwan, I apologize and I know I play a risky game to challenge your ID. But I think this looks rather like being Omeroda than Harita:
Harita has more a ring-like or sometimes "spiky" band on the hindwing and has not a quadratic spot in almost the middle of the forewing. Please, check yourself!
Lot of "rings"!
Note the trinagular spot and the "ring-band"
What do you think??
Beautiful series.. I like it..
Spotted on Jun 6, 2010
Submitted on May 21, 2013
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