TRIBE ERCHEIINI
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Ercheia multilinea Swinhoe
Ercheia multilinea Swinhoe, 1902, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 9: 84.
Ercheia abnormis Swinhoe, 1904, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 14: 424.
Ercheia multilinea Swinhoe; Kobes, 1985: 38.


Ercheia multilinea

Ercheia multilinea


Diagnosis. The species is sexually dimorphic, both sexes being distinctive. Males have most of the forewing a rosy fawn, with the reniform and a subapical patch picked out paler; the dorsum is broadly slaty blue-grey with a white streak at the interior of this zone at two thirds. Females have the forewing longitudinally streaked with dark brown, fawn and cream, with the reniform ringed cream.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi, Seram.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in forest from the lowlands to 1790m, but is perhaps more often encountered above 1000m.

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