Mariaba medioplaga Swinhoe,
1902, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1902: 651.
Diagnosis. The male is similar in its contrasting fasciated indigo forewings and
yellow hindwings to Hybridoneura picta Warren, but the
hindwings are diagnostically modified: triangular, weakly banded, with the
distal margin scrolled over dorsally. The underside is more strongly
banded, the forewing basally yellow too. The female has forewings and
hindwings similar, fasciated indigo-brown, much as in the next species,
but the underside is fasciated more weakly with brown rather than strongly
in dark, dull blue.
Geographical range. Borneo, Bali, Sulawesi, Sri Lanka.
Habitat preference. Most of the few records are from lowland forest,
including secondary and coastal forest, but a female was taken in lower
montane forest at 900m on the limestone G. Api.
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