1864, J.
Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 82.
transversata Wileman & West, 1929, Ent. Rec. J. of Var.
41: 47, syn.
Bocula microscala Holloway, 1976: 35, syn.
See the previous species. Males of bifaria have the upperside of the hindwing
invested with a dense coating of very small buff scales except for the costal
zone, which is greyer. The male forewing is also more ochreous in ground colour.
note. The name bifaria has traditionally been treated as a
synonym of quadrilineata (Poole, 1989), leading Holloway (1976) to
redescribe the species. Examination of the type specimen (UM, Oxford) has shown
this synonymy to be unjustified. The original placement of transversa
was wildly inaccurate (see p. 296), and it proves to be conspecific with bifaria.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
preference. The species is frequent in lowland forest, including heath,
plantation (Chey, 1994) and coastal forest, and extends more rarely up to 1930m
(the original material of microscala from G. Kinabalu). Many specimens were
recorded from dry heath forest at Telisai (15m) in Brunei.
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