muricolor Walker, 1862,. J. Linn.
Soc. (Zool.), 6:105.
and the next species are small, darkish grey species, rather Eilema-like, with
a pale forewing costa and margin. They are distinguished in the description of
the next species. Neither is as large or dark as “Eilema” prabana Moore
(see“Eilema” prabana Moore).
Taxonomic note. The
Himalayan taxon parva Moore, placed as a subspecies of muricolor by
Hampson (1900), is probably a distinct species. The genitalia of a male (slide
4841) identified as parva in NHM were more as in Blavia Walker (see Blavia Walker).
range. Borneo, Singapore.
Habitat preference. This
is a lowland forest species, with the highest specimen being from 600m at Poring
on the eastern slopes of G. Kinabalu.
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