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Ardonis filicata Swinhoe comb. n.  
Eupithecia filicata Swinhoe, 1892, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1892: 1.
Ceratorhynchus deletarius Hampson, 1893, Illustr. typical Specimens Lep. Het. Colln. Br.
Thamnocausta malachitis Warren, 1903, Novit. zool., 10: 381, syn. n.
Chloroclystis filicata mochleutes Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 420
Chloroclystis filicata Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 69.

Ardonis filicata (Khasis)
(x 1.33)

Ardonis filicata
(x 1.33)

Diagnosis. See the generic description.

Taxonomic notes. The taxon malachitis is brought into synonymy with filicata as the New Guinea race. The male genitalia differ little from those of Himalayan filicata. The Australian thalassia Turner may also prove to be a race of filicata.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo; Sulawesi (ssp. mochleutes); Seram, New Guinea (ssp. malachitis).

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is a female from 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

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