Post by Adam Cotton on Mar 14, 2011 10:48:16 GMT -8
If you don't open the scent fold of some Byasa and Parides males it is very difficult to be sure which species they are, whereas the scales inside the male scent fold give the game away. For instance males of Byasa confusus and B. impediens are almost identical, very difficult to separate except for the totally different coloured scent scales in the hw fold. Females can be distinguished by wing pattern, which is lucky, since they don't have scent folds!
I would recommend always opening scent folds, also in Leptocircini, as similar species can be distinguished by looking at the scent folds there too (eg. G. evemon albociliatis and G. eurypylus acheron (= cheronus - unavailable name) fly together and are very similar, but the scales in the scent fold are quite different).
Thanks, Simon. Actually for my personal view, some of the ssp., female forms are just as exciting to obtain. Like, I was really happy when I finally got an AI+ pair of papilio mahadeva selangoranus. My top want is any female form of papilio cacicus ssp., in AI quality!!!!!