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Epipristis nelearia Guenée
Hypochroma nelearia Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. Gen. Lep., 9: 279.
Epipristis oxycyma Meyrick, 1888, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales (2)2: 916.
Epipristis nelearia accessa Prout, 1937, Novit. zool., 40: 178.

Epipristis nelearia

See Epipristis truncataria Walker.

Taxonomic notes. E. rufilunata Warren is a closely related, possibly conspecific taxon from New Guinea and the Bismarck Is. E. storthophora Prout is sympatric in Bali and possibly Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM collection) with nelearia. It is distinguished by smaller size and stronger, more dentate fasciae: the male genitalia are indistinguishable.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland; Sulawesi, Bacan; Queensland (ssp. oxycyma).

Habitat preference. All recent material seen was taken during the Mulu survey at 250m and 900m on the limestone G. Api and in adjacent localities in alluvial forest just west of the Melinau Gorge, a total of five specimens. Older material is from lowland localities.

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