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Dart

Potanthus niobe

Notes:

At Baguio Botanical Park

2 Species ID Suggestions

Lesser dart
Potanthus omaha omaha Potanthus omaha


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8 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Yes, cannot tell anything.

Still, exciting to put up a new species. Keep an eye out for more opportunities for detailed photos of this butterfly, see if you can really nail it down.

Dave

angel_ansh
angel_ansh 7 years ago

I have added another photo....but it's not quite good

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

You should go ahead and put niobe up as an ID.

I am seeing the difference now, in the much darker niobe, even though everything else is the same.

Dave

angel_ansh
angel_ansh 7 years ago

Thanks Dave, I'll try to get a photo of its underside for verification...

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

Woe! I can't tell the difference between niobe and omaha. But, given your location, I would definitely say you were right. Pity you didn't get a photo of the underside, as there are two sub-species.

A good piece of detective work - well done :)

Dave

angel_ansh
angel_ansh 8 years ago

Thanks guys, definitely a dart but more of a Potanthus niobe.....hope i am right?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Similar with my spotting, Potanthus flavus, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/328...

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 8 years ago

I think it is Dark Palm Dart Telicota ancilla (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

angel_ansh
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angel_ansh

Benguet, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

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