lilacina Moore stat. rev. & comb. n.
Dirades lilacina Moore, 1887, Lepid. Ceylon, 3: 401.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are diagnostically violet grey with reddish
brown speckling basal to the posterior half of the hindwing postmedial. There
are white flecks submarginally between the hindwing tails, and the forewing
postmedial is strongly broadened at the dorsum. See Dysaethria
rubrililacina sp.n. for
distinction of the two.
Taxonomic notes. This species has been regarded as a synonym of D. conflictaria Walker
(e.g. as listed by Nielsen, Edwards & Rangsi (1996)), but is distinct.
Geographical range. Indian Subregion to New Guinea and Bismarcks.
Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is a male from
Penungah in the lowlands of Sabah.
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